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Fatumah Namuddu, a resident of the area, says the group has instilled fear in the community as they freely move with a gun and machetes in broad day light.
The suspects who were arrested from the abandoned house.

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Police have stormed a suspected robber’s hide in Wanyange central village in Mafubira Sub County in Jinja district.  They managed to arrest two suspects whose identities have been withheld and recovered two bags of marijuana and suspected stolen home appliances including music systems, fridges, 10 boxes of bar soap, kitchenware and clothes among others.

According to the police, the group that has been operating under, “one love squad,” is believed to be behind house break-ins and robberies in Jinja town and its’ surrounding areas of Bugembe, Kakira and Njeru. Led by a one “Robadoba,” who is still at large, the 50 member group comprising mostly unemployed graduates and school dropouts steal from markets, shops, bars and congested areas.  

Fatumah Namuddu, a resident of the area, says the group has instilled fear in the community as they freely move with a gun and machetes in broad day light. He says the group also organizes unsupervised fights where one of their members known as Batista Kinyera lost his life in October last year. 

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Rukhman Guludene, the Wanyange Central Village Defense Secretary, says local leaders have tried to talk the youths out of crime in vain. Guludene says 11 women have confided in him on how they were raped by the suspected members of the group.

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Erick Sakwa, the Jinja Resident District Commissioner, who led the operation, says security had singled the said house as a black spot for criminal activities and is still hunting for the remaining suspects as most of them fled the scene.   

 

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