Police in Mukono is investigating a case of burglary and theft that took place at the resident of the government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, in Nakago Cell, Ntawo, Ward Central Division Mukono Municipality.
The incident happened on Thursday night on 10th September 2020 around 9:00 pm during a power blackout in the area.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan police Deputy spokesperson, It is alleged that two thugs armed with two new pangas and dressed in casual clothes with face masks, attacked the home of the head of Uganda Media Centre Ofwono Opondo, who was not at home at the time.
Ofwono Opondo was appearing on a late-night television talk show when he received information that his home was under attack by unknown assailants.
“His wife Jane Nalukwago Opondo and their two daughters were in the seating room watching TV,” Owoyesigyire said.
According to Mrs. Ofwono Opondo, the thugs entered the house through the main gate, which has no guards and was only bolted without a padlock.
“They then moved to the master bedroom with the three victims.
They broke open the wardrobes of the master bedroom,” Owoyesigyire said.
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“In one of the wardrobes, there was a handbag of Jane Opondo with UGX 30,000. In addition, that they moved out with and her small feature mobile phone Nokia black,” he added.
The thugs later fled the scene without injuring anyone in the family.
“Police later responded to the scene, the hunt for the thugs started right away. The black Nokia phone that had been reported stolen from Mrs Opondo was also recovered a few metres away from Mr Opondo’s house,” Owoyesigyire said
“The intent of the thugs is yet to be known. Efforts to have them arrested are still on,” he added.
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