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Notorious thief nabbed assaulting Chinese businessman in Kampala

KAMPALA- The Kampala Metropolitan Police at Central Police Station in Kampala City are holding a suspect identified as Yosam Kiyingi on allegations of aggravated robbery.

According to investigations, it is alleged that Kiyingi and two others still at large, attacked and assaulted CHENG HAITOA, 30, a chinese businessman, resident of Bugolobi Flats Nakawa Division Kampala District on Tuesday at around 4:30pm along Dewinton Road.

According to Police, the public and the officers nearby responded and managed to stop the attempted robbery of money totaling to Ugx 200 million.

“The money was recovered and handed over to the owner” Police said in a statement.

Luke Owoyesigire the KMP Deputy Police spokesman said, 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” Owoyesigire added in a statement.

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” Police statement reads.

Owoyesigire added that “We want to thank the public for the spirit of community policing when they responded after seeing what had happened. Investigations are still ongoing”.


Juma Mubiru
Mubiru passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless. Mubiru tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority. “Journalism that changes lives is my goal,”


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