Police in Kiira
region have recovered a short gun and picked up five suspected robbers
following an operation in Budondo Sub county Jinja district.
were reportedly on their way to stage robberies in Budondo and Mafubira on
Tuesday night when police intercepted them.
The suspects are Sharif Ngobi, Rodgers
Wabuyonga, Nelson Waidhuba, Suleiman Lukwago and Brown Balikowa.
They are said
to be part of a notorious gang behind the theft of motorcycles and murder of
motorists in Jinja, Luuka, Kamuli and Kayunga districts.
Police has pressed charges of illegal possession of a firearm and suspected
murder against the suspects who are locked up at Jinja Central police station.
Mwesigwa, the Kiira Region Deputy Police Commander, says they conducted a
similar operation in search of members attached to the notorious gang that led
to the arrest of Anthony Ssempa, Dennis Kirunda and Arafat Gavamukulya.
They are now remanded
at Kirinya prisons. Mwesigwa says police are investigating the
involvement of the suspects in different cases of robbery and murders in the
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However, Suleiman Lukwago who is said to be the ring leader
of the group has denied the charges leveled against them, saying it is a conspiracy
by his friends to frame him.