KAMPALA – The Police in Seeta, Mukono Municipality are investigating the robbery of Ugx50m from two mobile money operators at gunpoint in an incident that happened on Thursday night.
The duo, Racheal Babirye and Emmanuel Ssebayiga claim that two men, armed with an AK 47 waylaid them at Kazinga village, along Bweyogerere road in Mukono district as they drove in their car Reg. No. UEB O56W after the day’s work in Kireka, Kira Municipality.
“The way these people intercepted us and quickly ransacked our vehicle showed that they had someone who was alerting them about our movements. It wasn’t just a mere robbery roadblock. They came specifically, targeting us,” Ssebayiga is said to have told police at Seeta.
Police sources said that Ssebayiga and Babirye narrated how the thugs had forcefully pulled out them out of the vehicle, picked up the bag containing their money, and vanished with six mobile phones. The duo said their attackers fled the scene in a vehicle Reg. No. UAS 976P.
“The men who intercepted and robbed us were wearing military camouflage. They threatened to shoot us if we hesitated. At first, we thought they were security officers on night operations. We could not suspect that they were robbers,” narrated one of the couples.
Seeta police have since alerted Mukono, Kira, and Kampala Central Police stations to track the suspects. Luke Owoyesigyire – the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, confirmed that incident, saying an operation was conducted the same night.
The robbery incident comes on the heels of the on-going investigations into a burglary and theft involving $0.8m (about Ugx3b) from Asian businessman, Lee Max, at Kololo Courts. The thugs broke into his hotel room and varnished with the money.