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KIU General News: Ugandan Money Heist Sees UGX200M Stolen


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus - On November 30th, 2020, Assured Forex Bureau, located on Titanic Building was robbed of UGX200m in a 'Money Heist' style, police revealed this week. 

The manager of the building, Daniel Kagabe, told the authorities that a brown lady that was dressed in Muslim-like apparel showed up to his office searching for space to rent for business. She was allocated to room TC30.

“I sent her to our head offices in Kikuubo at Plastic Plaza to pay money for the rent. She paid Shs1m for two months (November and December). She told our cashier that she was called Ninsiima Shamim with telephone contact  0754455118,” the manager said.

As it is, the phone number has been discovered to be registered under the name of Khor Cornelius Mayakgeer.

According to Kagabe, when the lady finished the payment, he went on to give her the keys to the room. She would later show up with three men that proceeded to do “renovations”.

The manager was only surprised on Monday to be called by the forex bureau owner saying the bureau had been robbed. The forex bureau owner has since filed a case with the police.

“From November 7, 2020, when they paid, they managed to drill a big hole through the wall and entered the forex bureau where they landed on the safe,” Kagabe said. 

One of the neighbours who operates a salon shop said that, “When they occupied the room, they first covered all the doors with mobile money charts. They would close themselves inside for some time and come out once a day. We thought they were renovating.”

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said that an investigative team had been dispatched to the scene. This was after the forex bureau owner had reported to the police.

“We have obtained the footage from one shop that is near to the room that they had rented but we have not yet viewed it because we are still waiting for the owner of the shop and the complainant to view it together,” said Onyango.

Besides, the forex bureau proprietor confessed that he is still trying to balance his books to know whether the robbers did not steal even more than he first reported.