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Armed thugs rob Russian 'investor' in Mityana

Mityana police have launched a manhunt for unidentified thugs who robbed a Russian miner, Andrew Svobodin. 

The thugs reportedly stormed Svobodin’s home in Piida LC I in Central Division in Mityana Municipality over the weekend disguised as security operatives.

In his statement at Mityana central police station, Svobodin says three men armed with AK-47 rifles stormed his home pretending that they were searching for opium.  

“When they introduced themselves as security officers on an operation. I ordered the guard to open for them. However, when they entered into the house before showing me their IDs, they tied me and the guard,” Svobodin told the police.      

He says the thugs ransacked the house for valuables and made off with three laptops, $7400 (about Shs 27.4million), several phones, and Shs 8 million cash.   

The Wamala Region police spokesperson, Norbert Ochom, says during their investigations have since established the vehicle the thugs used during the raid. Ochom said the thugs were driving a grey-colored Toyota Harrier, registration number UAB 235J. 


0 #1 Lakwena 2019-08-13 11:06
This must have been an inside job.

In other words, sugar attracts ants, and bees go where there are flowers, nectar and pollen.

But why should any reasonable person keep such amount of money in his/her house?
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0 #2 Mubiru 2019-08-13 15:36
Where the "untouchable" well connected use pens and computers, as their weapons to rob banks and other financial institutions not to mention govt.'s billions, the slum dwellers use guns to steal some few shillings from individuals.

The weevils are now "investigating" till the end of the world.
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0 #3 rubangakene 2019-08-13 21:27
this is a trend that has been developing slowly in the last few months; it is reminiscent of the "nyondo" activities around Jinja in 1971 just before Apollo Milton Obote was ousted.

Does it tell you anything?
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0 #4 Lysol 2019-08-15 00:18
What investor?A Russian? What a joke, unless of course spying and a arms dealer or drugs dealer for the corrupt regime.
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0 #5 Wainanchi 2019-08-15 06:32
Who else but Lakwena.How many Uganda BOU staffers even former PM Mbazi were found with huge amount of cash stacked in their houses?

Leave alone hard working Russian investors in peace!

Shame on your comments which are always negative>For Mr Svobodin, next time shoot before asking for IDs.

Instead, any persons knocking on any doors should leave writtemn notie. Nobody can enter anybodys premises without court serch order.Kabisa!!
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