KAMPALA – The territorial police at Central Police Station in Kampala are holding a suspect Yosam Kiyingi on allegations of aggravated robbery.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango revealed that it is alleged that Kiyingi and two others still at large, attacked and assaulted Cheng Haitoa 30, a chinese bussinessman and resident of Bugolobi Flats Nakawa Division Kampala District today at around 4:30pm along Dewinton Road.
“Fortunately, the public and the officers nearby responded and managed to stop the attempted robbery of money totalling to Shs200 million,” he said in a statement.
According to Onyango, the money was recovered and handed over to the owner however two of Kiyingi’s colleagues disappeared in the crowd and police are currently looking for them.
“We have also been able to impound motorcycle registration number UFB 295A that was allegedly being ridden by the suspect. It is currently parked at CPS Kampala as an exhibit,” said Onyango.
He further noted that the victim who sustained injuries was taken for treatment at Nakasero Hospital.
“We advised him to desist from moving with a lot of money which puts his personal security at risk,” reads an excerpt.
“We want to thank the public for the spirit of community policing when they responded after seeing what had happened. Investigations are still ongoing,” he added.