Gunmen rob businessman

MASERU — Top Maseru businessman Frank Baffoe says he was robbed by four armed men who attacked his home last Thursday.

Baffoe said the robbers, who were wearing balaclava helmets attacked his home near the Lesotho College of Education at around 7.30pm.

Baffoe said the gang ransacked the house and made off with M6 500 and US$2 000 (M15 000), as well as some food. They also stole some clothes.

The businessman said two of his female domestic workers were sitting in the kitchen while he and his wife were in the bedroom when the robbers stormed the house.

“All of a sudden the ladies in the kitchen smelt gas and they suspected that something was wrong.

“The elder helper went outside to check the gas cylinders and she was confronted by the four men,” Baffoe said.

“They led her towards our bedroom and we opened the door to see what was happening after hearing her screaming,” he added.

Two of the gunmen were putting their guns on the maid’s head with her hands up.

“Instinctively we retreated into the bedroom and locked the door but the gang forced it open,” Baffoe said.

He added that two unarmed men then ransacked the house shouting that they wanted some money.

“That is when they took the US$2 000 and my wallet containing M6 500 which was on the dressing table,” he said.

The couple had just returned from Ghana and his wife was due to return on Monday.

Baffoe said the robbers also took some food from the kitchen including cooked chicken that was in the fridge.

He reported the matter to Pitso Ground police station.

Acting police public relations officer, Senior Inspector Kabelo Halahala, confirmed the incident on Monday.

Halahala said police were investigating the matter adding that no arrests had been made yet.

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