MUKONO – Police in Mukono are investigating a burglary and theft that took place in Nakago Cell, Ntawo, Ward Central Division Mukono Municipality at the home of government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo.
Opondo who was appearing on NBS Frontline talk show on Thursday night received information that his family, back in Mukono, was under attack.
“For now, I have lost contact with members of my family reported to be under attack by unknown people,” Opondo tweeted.
According to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, it is alleged that two thugs armed with two new pangas and dressed in casual clothes with face masks, Opondo’s home while he was away.
“His wife Jane Nalukwago Opondo and their two daughters were in the seating room watching TV,” he noted in a statement.
“According to Mrs Opondo, the thugs entered the house through the main gate, which has no guards and was only bolted without a padlock,” he added.
Owoyesigire further noted that the thugs then moved to the master bedroom with the three victims.
“They broke open the wardrobes of the master bedroom. In one of the wardrobes, there was a handbag of Jane Opondo with UGX 30,000 that they moved out with and her small feature mobile phone Nokia black,” reads an excerpt.
Owoyesigire said it has been established that power had gone off in the whole parish at the time the thugs entered the house.
He however added that they later fled the scene without injuring anyone in the family.
Police later responded to “the scene, the hunt for the thugs started right away. The black Nokia phone that had been reported stolen from Mrs Opondo was also recovered a few metres away from Mr Opondo’s house,” said Owoyesigire.
He further cautiondd the public to put target hardening measures in place to avoid such burglaries.
“The intent of the thugs is yet to be known. Efforts to have them arrested are still on,” he promised.