It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects intercepted Kenneth Wetaka’s car, Fuso registration number; UBD 415S which was carrying 10 tons of sugar valued at 131.6 million Shillings, undressed him and fled off with his property.
Some of the suspects being paraded at Busoga east police region headquarters.
Police in Namutumba district have arrested seven suspected armed
robbers who allegedly stole 10 tons of sugar from a businessman.
It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects intercepted Kenneth Wetaka’s car, Fuso registration number; UBD
415S which was carrying 10 tons of sugar valued at 131 million Shillings,
undressed him and fled with his property.
The suspects include Khalid Wanyenya, Bilali Alumansi, Irene
Namatovu, Hakim Kakaire, Angella Nanoba, Suleiman Weguli, and Abdullah Munubi.
The suspects are reported to have pitched camp in Busia district where they had
opened up a wholesale shop and selling sugar to Kenya and some neighbouring
Wetaka told journalists that, he was beaten up and left naked.
“I was badly humiliated
when these people beat me up, tore my clothes and forced me to run naked on the
highway without looking back,” he said.
The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that police embarked on investigations early
last week and managed to recover two UPDF uniforms, one pair of traffic police
uniforms, a pepper spray, Wetaka’s
clothes and 14 bags of sugar.
Mubi further says that the suspects will
be charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a