The operations were prompted by leads provided by Paul Ogesa, the overall leader of Wakanda, a criminal gang, which specializes in snatching bags from women, house break-ins, drug abuse and syndicated aggravated robberies. The suspects surround villages armed with machetes and order their victims to surrender their valuables.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
The angry residents had attempted to lynch him on allegations that he had made it a habit to routinely batter his wife and children on a daily basis.However, police officers dispersed the crowd and arrested him.
Chairman Imran Kasiko says that the Bwondha men depend more on women for economic survival and if the men fail to fulfill their conjugal obligations to the women, it creates room for frequent domestic violence cases in the community.
Godfrey Kisseka, the town clerk of Mubende Municipality, says that most violators of the current physical development plans are powerful and well connected; saying that fighting them requires political support from the president.
The victims who are residents of Bugodo village in Kapyanga Sub County in Bugiri district are reported to have come into contact with power transmission lines from loose electricity poles which had fallen in their garden.
According to the residents, the latest incidents occurred on Monday last week and Tuesday night where the cows destroyed several acres of their crops. This prompted the residents to impound over 200 head of cattle and held them at Kavule primary school playground insisting that Kalangwa compensates them for the damage.
It is a matter that forensic experts of the police force whose (missing) bullet hit Achan would be expected to take urgent interest in. The orthopedic surgeons attending to Achan say all the X-ray done indicate an entry bullet wound but its’ exit cannot be traced.