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Thugs Arrested for Targeting City Shops

According to Onyango, the suspects were found with breaking implements targeting several shops long Ben Kiwanuka Street. The suspects also had hammers, machetes, knives, metals and drugs.
The suspects with breaking implements
A Joint Security Task Force –JTF has arrested three suspected thugs for using the current lock down to break into shops in Kampala. 

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango identifies the suspects as Sunday Gerald, Nensi Magisibo and Abasa alias duplicate.

 

He says the trio was picked up by a team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP, Ivan Nduhura on Wednesday night. 

According to Onyango, the suspects were found with breaking implements targeting several shops long Ben Kiwanuka Street. The suspects had hammers, machetes, knives, metals and drugs.

 

“Investigations are still ongoing and the trio will be arraigned before a court of law after consulting with the state attorney on the charges preferred,” Onyango said.

Police records show that Sunday was remanded to Luzira prisons last year for shop breaking.  He also has a pending case of robbery. 

As part of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID19, president Yoweri ordered the closure of arcades and shop selling none food items and asked the traders to stay home.

Security agencies have assured traders worry about the safety of their shops, saying they are being protected from criminals 24/7. 

“We want to assure the business community that as they stay home, we shall strengthen our patrols, both foot and motorized in a bid of stopping such acts from happening,” Onyango said.

Last week, the Chief of Defense Forces–CDF, Gen David Muhoozi, appointed Col. Mike Waneiroba, as the new LDU commander. 

He was instructed to work with police to ensure trader’s shops are protected as they stay home.

Col. Waneiroba has so far deployed more than 200 LDUs to guard merchandise left in markets by non-food traders. 

At least 20 LDUs have been deployed at USAFI market, 30 at Owino while others are at Kasubi, Kajjansi and Natete markets. 

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