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UNTOLD STORY! MUBS Student, 3 Others Arrested For Assaulting French National At Nyege Nyege Festival



Police in Jinja is holding four suspects at Buwenge Central police station for reportedly attacking and robbing a French national, leaving him unconscious, at the ongoing Nyege Nyege festival which is ending today.

According to James Mubi, Police Spokesperson for Kiira Region said that the victim, 33-year-old Quentin Perie Jolu, implicated 27-year-old Walker Enyonyozi, a student at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Jinja campus, 30-year-old John Kasule, 26-year-old Eddy Ssekamwa and 24-year-old Abdul Sseguya, for hitting him on the head with a blunt object and running off with his phone and other valuables.

Quentin was found lying unconscious along the banks of the Nile by a team of officers from Police health service unit as well as other from the Red Cross Society. He was rushed to Butagaya Health Centre III to receive medical attention.

Once he regained his senses, he identified his attackers, however, they have since denied assaulting Quentin in the several thefts they confessed to having orchestrated.

In a statement made by the four, Kasule revealed that they work as a team operating in Kampala targeting women’s handbags and jewellery. He said that Enyonyozi was the mastermind of the Nyege Nyege festival thefts.

“We are based in Kampala city and only accessed this festival as revelers but our coordination person here is Enyonyozi who helps us to spot soft targets with expensive jewelry and designer handbags,” he said.

Kasule added that once Enyonyozi spots their targets, the group disbands to create affect romantic interest for the victims before robbing them.

The Police spokesperson for Kiira Region, James Mubi said that they have dispatched detectives to recover Quentin’s possessions which include $1500, an iPhone, warrant credit card, among others.

Mubi mentioned that officers from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) have joined the detectives to enhance capacity to weed out criminals at the venue.

He also added that an emergency WhatsApp number has been issued for revelers and vendors to report complaints and bring suspicious activity quickly to police

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