Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, confirmed that Flying Squad has so far recovered USD 27,700 (about Shs96.6m). Enanga adds that even the 97 million shillings has also been recovered from Tumusiime who is currently in custody.
A five days’
hunt for a man suspected to have varnished with USD 90,000 (about 317 million Shillings)
belonging to businessman David Bigirwa, has come to an end after he was arrested by the newly deployed Flying Squad team.
The man who has since been identified as Emmanuel
Tumusiime landed on the money inside a Scania Trailer which he had taken to Raider's washing bay in Nyanama. Tumusiime, a worker at the washing bay who had been tasked to clean the trailer, vanished took advantage of the absence of the owner who had temporarily left the place, to vanish with the money, according to the Flying Squad.
Upon return, Bigirwa found
the trailer already cleaned but the person who was doing the job had
disappeared. Bigirwa notified
police in Katwe and the newly retrained members of Flying Squad currently attached
to the Directorate of Crime Intelligence were dispatched to hunt for the
suspect. Tumusiime had also disapproved with an additional 97.8 million Shillings in Ugandan currency.
Fred Enanga, confirmed that the Flying Squad has so far recovered USD 27,700 (about 96.6 million Shillings, together with the 97.8 million Shillings.
a businessman dealing in Movit cosmetics. He had taken his vehicle for washing
at Raider's washing bay in Nyanama and one of the boys Emmanuel Tumusiime who
was washing the Trailer landed on this money to the tune of USD 90,000 meant
for purchasing cosmetics. Our Flying Squad managed to trace for him and then
recovered the money,” Enanga said.
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was reverted to Crime Intelligence headed by Brig Chris Damulira in July last
year on the orders of then deputy Inspector General of Police late Maj Gen Paul
Lokech. But the IGP Ochola sent them on a refresher course and redeployed them
purposely to deal with armed robberies, gun violence and criminal gangs. Tumusiime is expected to appear in court on Wednesday this week.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.