Three arrested over robbing woman Shs 800,000

Kisubi Police station has in custody three people over allegedly robbing a woman Shs 800,000.

The trio, two men and a woman were arrested by law enforcement officers including leaders of Entebbe taxi operators after being rescued from a mob that was lynching them at Nkumba University, Mpala stage following an alarm made by a woman whom they had robbed.

The victim Ms Saidah Abudallah a resident of Lunyo had just got money from a foreign exchange bureau in Entebbe town when the group approached her with what turned out to later be fake dollars asking directions to a forex bureau, in the process of offering them assistance they robbed her of her bag containing money, passport and phone.

The three who survived the mob Lynching were part of a group of five people that were travelling in a white Mark II vehicle registration Number UAS 947P with the other two occupants who managed to get away still on the run.

The chairperson Entebbe Taxi drivers association Mr Richard Kiyagga said the trio’s arrest comes at the heels of growing complaints from people being robbed in private cars that offer lifts to people plying the Entebbe – kampala route.

Kiyagga cautioned people travelling along Entebbe road to desist from using private vehicles while moving to and from Kampala to avoid such occurrences.

The three were handed over to Entebbe main police station after their arrest, which referred them to Katabi Health Centre IV for First Aid treatment after which they were transferred to Kisubi Police Station where they are being held.

A case of robbery has been opened up against the three as police begins investigations into the matter.

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