Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, says that some of the victims of mugging have severally filed cases after losing their property to criminals who often try to push them into Nakivubo water Channel.
have rounded up 68 suspected criminals in a police swoop in
Kampala Central Business District.
The suspects were picked up from Kisenyi and Nakivubo Channel in operation on Wednesday morning involving
Field Force Police–FFP officers from Old Kampala Police and Central Police stations.
Police swung into
action following complaints from residents and business people
operating around Nakivubo and Kisenyi about broad daylight theft in their areas.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala
Metropolitan Metropolitan Deputy
Police spokesperson, says that some of the victims of mugging have severally filed cases
after losing their
property to criminals who often try to push them into Nakivubo
“It is alleged that the Channel acts as a Den of thieves who waylay their victims, rob and assault them and run back to the channel.
They will be investigated on allegations of aggravated and simple robberies and
be arraigned in courts of law as soon as possible,” Owoyesigire said. He says that some of the suspects were dragged underwater pipes and dark
spots in the water trench.
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one of the victims from Nankulabye told detectives at Old Kampala Police Station that thugs attacked him while in a
jam near Aghan schools in Kampala as he returned from Entebbe on September 26th,
In his statement, Kyeyune said the attackers smashed his windscreen with stones and grabbed his bag that was in the vehicle containing
Shillings 3million plus his phones. The
operation comes five days after another that led to the arrest of 58 people
in Makindye division in connection to a spate
A team of officers from Katwe south police
division conducted the operation
in Masaja, Salaama, Mutundwe and Bunamwaya all in Makindye on Thursday last week. It followed numerous complaints about
increased attacks on motorists,
pedestrians and residents by unknown thugs.