By Fred Kiva
Police in Nateete are hunting for armed robbers that killed a resident and robbed a mobile money agent of over Shs600, 000.
The incident happened on Tuesday evening at around 11pm. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango says a gang of armed robbers waylaid Denis Mwesigwa, a mobile money agent and his wife, as they drove back home in a Spacio Reg.No.UAY480U.
According to Onyango, the thugs driving in a silver coloured vehicle showered Mwesigwa’s car with bullets and ordered the couple to surrender whatever they had. They took a Sumsung phone and a wallet containing Shs400, 000 from Mwesigwa and the wife’s bag containing a phone and Shs210, 000 before taking off .
“In the process of shooting, a bullet hit one Raphael Walugembe, aged 23yrs outside his house and he died on spot,” Onyango explained, adding that the deceased was leaving his father's house to go and sleep at his sister's. Mwesigwa and the wife survived unhurt, despite the fact that their car was shuttered by bullets.
The body has been taken for postmortem and police says seven bullet cartridges have been picked from the scene. “A case of aggravated robbery SD 62/14/5/19 has been registered at Nateete Police Station,” Onyango said.
This is the second shooting and robbery incident registered in the City of recent. Last month armed thugs raided a supermarket in Mpererwe, shot dead a guard and robbed unspecified amount of money. No arrests have been made yet.