By Spy Uganda
Kampala: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has cautioned its clients to be vigilant about con men after a group of thieves attacked a Chinese national and robbed him Shs 85 Million.
This incident has been confirmed by Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, who said that the incident happened on March 31 in a residence located at Lower Estate Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo, Kampala.
NWSC Public Relations Officer, Mr. Samuel Apedel has warned that if an NWSC staff come to your home to read your water meter or to fix reported cases of no water ask for their ID, and look at your water bill, there is a name and number of your customer relationship officer. So immediately call that number and ask them if they know the person who has come to your place.
”In case of such instances, the NWSCC publicist says the public can reach out to NWSC toll-free on 0800 200 977 or 0800 300 977 for immediate help,” he added.
This follows a video that is making rounds on social media where four thieves disguised as employees of the NWSC were recorded robbing money from a private residence of a Chinese national after taking a hostage at his cook and a maid and robbed money from the house.
The victims were tied up as the thugs executed the robbery.
According to the video, the goons can be seen pretending to be checking a water meter as the owner of the residence, a Chinese national, showed them around.
One of them later grabs the Chinese by the neck and attempts to strangle him.
The Housemaid who comes minutes later is also held captive as the robbers tie and lock her up in the washroom.
Police say over Shs 85M was stolen as soon as the thugs started ransacking the house, they further broke the safe, taking an extra 4500USD.
The assailants covered their faces with helmets to avoid being caught on CCTV cameras.
“We are still hunting for these men and a woman with the help of the CCTV footages recovered from the scene and surrounding areas,” said Owoyesigire.