Sinohydro Corporation Limited, a Chinese company has lost Shs8m and USD500 in a robbery.
The money was lost in a scuffle between company staff and robbers at Mckenzie Valley, Plot 31, Kololo on Sunday night.
Well-placed sources have confided in us that the raid onto the Chinese’ residence was headed by suspected serial robber Peter Senoga who is now in custody at Kira Road Police Station.
Police sources say the raid at the home of the Chinese investors was carried out with help of a security guard at the said residence. The guard has since gone into hiding.
The guard on the run has been identified as Denis Owota. The suspect, Senoga was arrested by police after the robbery was reported in upscale Kololo.
Police sources say first responders to the crime scene found Sinohydro Corporation staff including the driver cello taped and writhing in pain.
Sources say Senoga’s accomplices took off and are still at large. However, three computer laptops, eight mobile phones, a pair of binoculars, gloves and overalls were recovered with the help of sniffer dogs which were deployed.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident and added that the suspect in custody denies being involved but said the police will carry out tests to prove if he was at the scene or not.
Owoyesigire said: “An investigation is already on-going. The suspect has denied some facts but it is the dog that led us to the clothes. If the clothes are his, the DNA will match them to Senoga.”
Insiders have however told us that Senoga is well-connected and openly told police at Kira Road Police Station that he will be granted bail after being taken to court.
One of the cases now at the High Court in Kampala involving Senoga is an aggravated robbery case vide CRB 554/2015. “He has ever been to court and granted bail (which is his constitutional right) but he misuses it,” Owoyesigyire added.
Sinohydro Corporation Ltd is the firm undertaking the construction of the 600MV Karuma power dam in Kiryandongo District.
By Francis Otucu