Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said the suspects were arrested by Central Police Station Flying Squad Unit –FSU with the help of 999 Police Patrol following an intelligence tip-off by other security agencies.
Six people have been arrested with 20 suspected stolen
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said the suspects
were arrested by Central Police Station Flying Squad Unit –FSU with the help of
999 Police Patrol following an intelligence tip-off by other security agencies.
“999 response team last evening raided Kisenyi along Ring Road in Central
Kampala and recovered 20 suspected stolen motorcycles. Six suspects were
arrested to help with investigations. This was after a tip-off by intelligence
agencies that the shop is being used as a base for buying and selling suspected
stolen motorcycles,” Onyango said.
The suspects have been identified as Asumani Sitakange, Daus Muhagizi, Habby
Ssegirinya, Ismail Muwesi, Faruk Ssekyedu and Gibson Kawuki. It is alleged that
the group had stolen the motorcycles in some other areas with intent to
dismantle them into spare parts.
“They are being held on charges of being in possession of suspected stolen
properties. We appeal to members of the public that if your motorcycle was
stolen come to CPS Kampala and cross-check with Flying Squad,” Onyango said.
Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF, Military Police, FSU, Crime Intelligence,
Field Force Unit –FFU and Criminal Investigation Directorate –CID have
conducted several operations in Kampala targeting traders allegedly dealing in
stolen motorcycles and electronics.
In the 11 separate operations, 184 shops and yards were raided on suspicion of
selling suspected stolen items leading to the arrest 230 arrests and several
recoveries were made. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the operations
were based on intelligence, following several thefts from street gangs, attacks
on Boda Boda cyclists, breakings and burglaries in selected neighbourhoods, and
robberies, where the stolen items, were linked to these shops and yards.
Joint security agencies seized a total of 6808 cell phones after more search
certificates were found wrapped among the exhibits, 567 laptops, 15 TVs, 10
CPUs, 04 monitors, 38 hard drives and 03 modems.
Senior Staff Reporter
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.