Police at Kira Division are investigating an incident of kidnap and aggravated robbery that took place Thursday evening in Kireka Zone, Namugongo Parish, Kira municipality, Wakiso district.
Police officers revisited the crime scene this morning and established that the assailants were allegedly dropped off by a Toyota Fielder and stood in wait for their target to pass by.
“We are following up with our CCTV cameras to establish the car’s movement and to whom it belongs,” ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy PRO Kampala Metro Police said Friday morning.
A video showing men in Uganda People’s Denfese Forces’ uniform and others in civilian clothes abducting a man of Asian origin was circulating on social media causing public unrest.
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But the police have since established that the Asian man is Rafik Khan, 36, a Pakistani National and resident of Kiwatule-Nakawa.
He was stopped by a group of people among whom 2 were wielding SMGs and donning Military fatigue while others were casually dressed.
“He was pulled from the driver’s seat and bundled into the boot of his motor vehicle Reg No UBM877B Probox which the assailants later drove off via the northern by-pass.
The unidentified assailants later abandoned the victim at Kasangalabi along Kayunga – Mukono Road,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement.
“We have recorded Mr Khan’s statement and established that he was robbed of 300 USD, UGX 700,000 and his two Samsung Smart Phones. The Police have today morning revisited the crime scene and established that the assailants were allegedly dropped off by a Toyota fielder and stood in wait for their target to pass by.”