The Suspects implicated in robbery of 100 million shillings appearing before the Court Martial.
A Uganda People's Defense
Forces soldier has been remanded to Makindye Military Police Barracks on
charges of robbing 100 million shillings from Shafik Bukenya, a businessman
dealing in gold.
Lance Corporal Eric Tumwine Bizimungu also known as John
attached to the 3rd Battalion was on Monday afternoon charged before the
General Court Martial presided over by Lt General Andrew Gutti.
Tumwine was charged together with James Namisi, aka Papa Commander,
a Boda Boda rider and resident of Butabika Hospital Quarters and Titus Wandera
Luboho, an Airtel Money Agent resident of Kirinya Zone, Kiira Municipality in
Wakiso District .
Others are: Alex Wangutusi
Timbiti, aka Bob a Peasant and resident
of Mbuya Katoogo LC1 in Nakawa Division, Derrick Nanyindo, a driver and resident
in Kirinya Parish, Kireka Town Council in Wakiso District and Jordan Muwonge,
also driver residing in Naguru in Kampala City.
It is alleged that the accused persons and others still at
large around on December 26th, 2021 while at Gambwa Trading Centre along Myazi Kassanda Toad in
Kassanda District robbed Shafik Bukenya
of his cash amounting to 100 million shillings and immediately before and after the
robbery, they used violence on him to retain the stolen money.
The suspects have however denied the charges and the
civilians been remanded to Kigo prison until June 14th 2022 as investigations
Sources have told Uganda Radio Network that Bukenya is a
businessman dealing in gold and by the time of the robbery, he had left his
home in Kasangati and gone to purchase gold around Mubende and Kassanda Mines.
This is not the first time that one of the suspects Alex
Wangutusi aka Timbiti is being arraigned before the General Court Martial for
robbery related to Gold.
Barely a year ago, Timbiti was charged together with 8 suspects
on charges of robbing 30 Kilograms of gold worth millions of money from from
Muhindo Buhangwa, his mobile phone, 160,000 shillings cash and also 165,000
shillings from Moses Kamatha among other items.
But Timbiti and his
co accused were given bail, which he has
reportedly violated and committed these