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UPDF Soldier Robs UGX 400,000 from Mobile Money Agent :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UPDF Soldier Robs UGX 400,000 from Mobile Money Agent

Lt Colonel Deo Akiiki, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces explains that Corporal Bingi escaped last evening and put one Hamza Jaffar, a mobile money agent on gun point before running away with all the money he had in his possession.
A soldier of the Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF is on the run after robbing 400,000 Shillings from a mobile money agent in Bombo Town Council.  The soldier, identified as Corporal Tom Bingi is attached to Bombo Military Barracks in Luweero district.

Lt Colonel Deo Akiiki, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Uganda People's Defense Forces explains that Corporal Bingi escaped last evening and put one Hamza Jaffar, a mobile money agent on gun point before running away with all the money he had in his possession.

Akiiki explains that the soldier later fired several gunshots to scare the public and late escaped with the gun and stolen money. He says the search for the errant soldier is on.

Osman Kassim Ramathan, the LC III chairperson of Bombo Town Council says that residents attempted to chase the soldier up to Ndejje Trading Center in Nyimbwa Sub County but they couldn't apprehend him because he was armed.

It's also reported that the UPDF is searching for another soldier who went missing last month from the Bombo Military Barracks Quarter Guard where he was deployed with a gun.

In 2013, Private Patrick Okot Odoch, another soldier attached to Bombo Military barracks escaped with a gun and shot ten people including his own colleagues in a local bar. Okot Odoch was arrested and sentenced to 90-years in jail after found guilty of murder and attempted murder charges.

During the same year, another soldier Private Simon Peter Otenyan attached to the same barracks also shot two colleagues dead.

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