Police, Members of the public save Chinese Businessman from losing UGX200 million to robbers

Niwandinda Daniel
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The police at Central Police Station in Kampala are holding a one Yosam Kiyingi on allegations of aggravated robbery.

It is alleged that Kiyingi and two others still at large, attacked and assaulted Cheng Haitoa a 30 year old Chinese businessman and resident of Bugolobi Flats Nakawa Division Kampala District at around 4:30pm on Tuesday along Dewinton Road.

Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy spokesperson KMP says that fortunately, the public and the officers nearby responded and managed to stop the attempted robbery of money totaling to Shs200 million.

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” Owoyesigyire says.

The victim who sustained injuries has been taken for first aid treatment at Nakasero Hospital. Police advised him to desist from moving with a lot of money which puts his personal security at risk.

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

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