Crime & Investigation

Observer Newspaper Raided, Computers, Documents Taken

The Observer newspaper head office in Kampala was broken into on Saturday night by a yet to be identified people who took mainly computers and documents.
Workers who turned up for their normal duties were stunned to find a totally different environment from  what they left the previous day as the whole building located in Kamwokya was swept clean of all the electronic materials and hard copy files.
According one of the staff at tri-weekly paper, adiposity bosses were also equally astonished by the development all had nothing to say.
“We were surprised to arrive at a different Observer, search so distinctive from what we left yesterday. Editors and managers were also wondering just like us,” a source said.
The same burglars also broke into all the cabinets and locks and made away with laptops and cameras owned by individual reporters.
“Our lockers at the office were not spared. All were ripped open and our personal belongings mainly laptops, cameras, sound recorders and notebooks were taken,” another reporter said.
The police is yet to issue out a statement on the incident that has temporarily affected its operation.
Some few months ago Kampala was rocked by raid into offices by unknown people who only take documents.

Several Non-Governmental Organization and Civil Society Offices were affected.
In one of the incidents a security guard guard was murdered by the assailants.

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