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KUMI: Sudanese Businessman Robbed By Driver, Accomplices

By Nathan Eyagu

 

KUMI

 

A Sudanese national who has been conducting business in Uganda has been robbed off Shs32m and other valuables worth millions of money.

 

The robbery that took place at midnight yesterday, 16th August 2023 along Kumi- Mbale high way in Atutur Sub County within Kumi District was allegedly orchestrated by his driver and accomplices.

 

According to Oscar Gregory Ageca, the PRO East Kyoga, the 35 year old Sudanese national identified as Oga Emmanuel and his employee also identified as Okello David on Tuesday,15/08/2023, travelled to Bukedea district to buy rice and maize and had traveled with motor vehicle registration number SSD 300D a Fuso Fighter white in colour.

 

Having reached Atutur sub-county in Kumi District, the driver stopped the vehicle to allegedly pee along the road side as his boss sat in the motor vehicle when six unknown men came from the bush armed with knives and asked him for the money he had with him.

 

Ageca says the assailants proceeded to force him to drink an unknown liquid packed in a mineral water bottle, then injected him with an unknown drug in the buttocks that caused him to lose consciousness.

 

“By the time he woke up, his motor vehicle and all his belongings including the thirty two million shillings, shirt, two phones, a lap top bag and driver were all gone,” Ageca says.

 

SP Ageca says police has registered a case vide SD ref 04/16/08/2023 and later Kumi CRB 524/2023 to investigate the matter.

 

He revealed that the suspect, Okello is born and raised in Bukedea district and was very much aware that his boss was in possession of cash money and as such connived with yet to be identified individuals.

 

 

“The Uganda Police has backlisted the said vehicle and is actively hunting for Mr. Okello David, with his accomplices who are in the wind and as such we would be glad for any information provided directly to the police of Kumi district or through the Uganda police emergency Telephone numbers 999 and 112”,” Ageca’s statement reads in part.

 

He further encouraged the business community to embrace e-commerce as this would strangle the opportunity availed by carrying cash money.

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