Robbers in Police uniform steal Shs71m from Chinese engineer

Man Jose Kayima

Robbers in Police uniform stole Shs71m from a chinese engineer attached to chinese Railway sevens Group, a company contracted to construct Kufu-Magale Road in Namisindwa District.

The robbery happened on Saturday daylight in Lwoki Village, Bombobi Parish in Mbale District.

The victim identified as Mr LI Tianbeng is the assistant manager of China Railway Services Group.

“The victims claim when they reached at Bungokho Sub-county, the Chinese driver was stopped and ordered out of the car. The thugs continued with the Chinese [engineer] for some distance,” the Elgon regional police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika, said as quoted by Daily Monitor.

“The robbers were travelling in a motor vehicle and they must have trailed them [Chinese] right from Stanbic Bank branch in Mbale Town. They intercepted them and ordered the Chinese to surrender all the money, which he did. The money was meant for the payment of workers,’’ he said before adding

“Preliminary findings show that there could have been connivance between some employees of the construction firm and the robbers,” Mr Taitika added.

Police confirmed the arrest of one suspect and the lynching of another.

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