Police is holding four people for alleged involvement in aggravated robbery of cash 100,000 euros (approximately Shs440 million) from a city businessman known as Kannankutty krisnamoham.
According to the spokesperson Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Charles Twiine, it is alleged that on 8th February 2021 at Jinja Road opposite Bank of Africa at 10 am, the suspects moving in 4 pairs on motorcycles, violently hit the victim in the face making him unconscious before grabbing and fleeing with the money, to an unknown destination.
The Victim was picked up by sympathizing boda boda riders and later rushed to the hospital for treatment. On recovery, the victim reported the case at Central Police Station (CPS), Kampala and investigations commenced.
Through credible intelligence, one suspect who was identified as Ssentimba Samuel a.k.a Simple was arrested in Namungona, Rubaga Division and on interrogation, the suspect confessed and revealed some of his accomplices who include Mugisha Julius ,35, a boda boda rider, at William street at Arua park stage, and a resident of Wakiso Town.
The arrested suspects are part of the gang that had earlier escaped from lawful custody on their way to prison in June 2020 after they had been charged with aggravated Robbery of Ugx200 Million which they had robbed using a similar violent method to the prejudice of a Somali businessman at Equatorial mall in Kampala.
“Vigorous efforts are being undertaken by our officers to ensure that the suspects who are still at large are traced, apprehended and charged before the Courts of Law,” Twiine said.
“Uganda police would however wish to caution the general public especially the business fraternity to avoid moving with big amounts of money (cash) without security protection, and further advise that such security protection services can be sought from private security organizations as well as Uganda Police Force.”
“Finally Uganda Police is grateful and indeed appreciating the members of public for their cooperation in sharing various pieces of information that enable us crack down these criminals,” he added.