By Michael Odeng
Three boda boda riders said to be part of the larger infamous group of iron-bar hit men have been charged with aggravated robbery.
City Hall Court presided over by Grade I Magistrate Juliet Hataga heard that the trio put the victim on gunpoint and made away with over a million shillings.
The incident happened two months back, on August 9, court heard.
The accused – Herbert Rwakiseta, 22, Pauson Atuhaire, 25 and Denis Bakashabaruhanga, 32 – are charged with the offence of aggravated robbery contrary to sections 285 and 286(2) of the Penal Code Act.
Rwakiseta is a resident of Kiwatule while his partners-in-crime reside in Kyambogo, Kampala.
According to prosecution, the three worked with others who are still at large.
The group robbed Rachael Keinembabazi of sh1.1m, a black RAV4 of registration number UAP 039 and its log book.
The victim – Keinembabazi – said two of the suspects turned on her and pulled out a knife and a gun.
“As one drove me home I didn’t know others were following us from behind. So on reaching home, the two boda boda men who knew the one riding me merged and turned against me, one holding a knife and the other a gun,” she narrated.
She testified that she has never recovered her property.
According to the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses none of the allegedly stolen items was ever recovered.
But the accused persons did not refer to the alleged theft in their testimonies.
They merely raised alibis that placed them away from the scene of the alleged robbery.
The main judge in the case adjourned the case to later this month, October 17 for further hearing.