By Pascal Onega
BULIISA: Police in Buliisa District are investigating circumstances under which a woman identified as Sarah Kayeny, a resident of Wantembo village, Butiaba town council, was allegedly robbed of 2.2 million shillings from her house by unknown armed thugs.
On Sunday morning at around 1 a.m., unknown thugs went to the home of Kayeny, pretending to have gone to buy cassava flour, and ended up robbing her of millions of shillings.
According to the victim, the thugs tied her arms with a rope, closed her mouth and eyes with a piece of cloth, entered her room, and took off with her money.
‘’They came to my home like cassava flour buyers, tied my arms with a rope, closed my eyes and mouth with a piece of cloth, entered my room, and took off with my money,’’ Keyeny narrated.
Kayeny added that the thugs were three in number, with one armed with either a gun or panga and dressed in a black raincoat. ‘’They were three in number, and one of them was holding something like a gun, dressed in a black raincoat,’’ she said.
The victim told this www.ugreports.com that after struggling from where she was tied, her son managed to wake up and make an alarm that attracted neighbors for rescue.
Mr. Uyring Michael, a neighbor, explains that after hearing an alarm in the wee hours of Sunday at around 1:30 a.m., he rushed to the home of Kayeny only to find her tied with a rope and a piece of cloth on her mouth and eyes.
‘’I heard an alarm sounded by a child pleading for rescue, and when I rushed to the scene, I found Kayeny tied with a rope and a piece of cloth on the eyes and the mouth,’’ he explained.
Mr. Berochan Tito, Kayeny’s husband, who has two wives, told this publication that by the time of the incident, he was in Butiaba subcounty with his second family.
‘’I was informed by the Butiaba town council mayor that my wife had been robbed; this prompted me to rush home,’’ he explained.
Mr. Berochan asserted that he immediately reported the matter at Butiaba Police Station.
The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, Julius Allan Hakiza, confirmed the matter and said that the case of suspected robbery was registered at Butiaba police station.
‘’The victim had kept the SACCO saving money under the bed, and it was easily accessed by the suspected armed thugs. She wasn’t raped or injured during the incident,’’ he said.
The regional police mouthpiece further said that they have commenced investigations into the matter.
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