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Led by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, Muzeeyi asked to be shown some of the spots used by criminals during, before and after the celebrations. The officers led Muzeeyi to three black spots in the catholic shrine believed to be a hideout for criminals.
Deputy Inspector General of police Ssabiti Muzeeyi inspects the crime black spots in the Namugongo Catholic shrine
The Deputy Inspector General of Police-DIGP, Ssabiti Muzeeyi has inspected some of the black spots at Namugongo Martyr's shrine in Wakiso district. Muzeeyi visited Namugongo on Wednesday afternoon to check on the security deployment ahead of the Martyr's day commemoration on June 03rd, 2018.

Led by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, Muzeeyi asked to be shown some of the spots used by criminals during, before and after the celebrations. The officers led Muzeeyi to three black spots in the catholic shrine believed to be a hideout for criminals.

One of the black spots is a lodging facility for foreign pilgrims still under construction. The two floored structure has already been partitioned into cubicles and but is still dark. According to the officers, petty thieves snatch bags and phones in the shrine and run and hide in the structure.

The other black spot is a swamp next to the fence bordering the Anglican shrine. The swamp acts as a hideout for all sorts of criminals especially those from outside the shrine who jump over the fence. Management has since trimmed the grass, which used to make the area bushy and provide perfect cover to the thugs.

Its location from the shrine still makes it convenient for the criminals. The third area is between the lodging facility and the swamp, which is full of trees and also not utilised by the Pilgrims. It lacks lighting, which makes it very dark at night.

Police has since deployed a team of officers to patrol the three black spots until after the Martyr's day Celebration. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, said they have made sufficient deployment.

"We have ensured proper deployment of officers both overt and covert in and around the shrines," he said. A police officer who has been working in Namugongo for six years told URN on condition of anonymity that the three black spots are worse during other days.

"These are the areas where criminals divide their loot from. Right now there will be deployment but after, no one cares about these areas," the officer said. The DIGP entered his motor vehicle and drove off without saying much after the inspection.