Crime & Investigation

City Journalist, Police Officers Rob Chinese on Gun Point

Jounalist Joseph Settimba at Buganda Road Court during the trial of former DPC Joram Mwesigye (Chimpreports Photo)

Police says they have in custody a Vision Group Journalist alongside two police officers and other con men who were arrested in an armed robbery.

Joseph Settimba working with Bukedde TV, viagra sale according to Police was arrested together with the OC Gaba Police Post C/ASP Kassim Kakembo and one PPS Andrew Mukisa.

The trio according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Publicist Emilian Kayima, treatment was arrested yesterday Tuesday after they robbed a total of Shs. 4million on gun point from a Chinese company in Gaba.

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Kayima identified the victim as Chen Rensing, the proprietor of a fish factory named Sea Foods Ltd located in Kawuku, Ggaba.

He said the suspects were in company of the GISO of the area one Richard Kwerima who is on the run.

The journalist Ssetimba according to the police mouthpiece, was intimidating the Chinese with spreading information about his firm on social media.

Settimba is remembered as one of the victims of assault by the former Old Kampala DPC Jorum Mwesigye, in which another WBS Journalist Andrew Lwanga was battered and permanently injured.

In the January 2015 assault in Bakuli, Kampala, Mr Ssettimba reportedly had his video camera smashed and his pair of trousers ripped by the DPC.

When contacted about the accusations against the journalist, Vision Group’s Head of Legal Department Iren Akurut said she was aware of the arrest.

“Our team is on the ground right now to ascertain the accusations,” she said, declining to divulge further details.

Meanwhile, others in custody on the armed robbery are Juma Isabirye who was masquerading as a Fish Inspector from KCCA, yet he is a con man at Gaba Landing Site, as well as Emma Matovu who held an ID for the President’s Office yet he too is a con man from Muttajjaazi Kibuli.

The suspects, Kayima says, were driven by one David Mukisa in a Toyota Ipsum Registration Number UAU 641 A.

“All are arrested except the GISO who is on the run. Soon he too will be arrested and all will be brought to book,” said the police spokesperson who described the incident as “unfortunate incident, highly regrettable and shameful.”

“We will do all we can to hold them accountable and the law will take its course. When oppressed, all people are encouraged to immediately report without fear or favor.”



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