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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
instructed to work with police to ensure trader’s shops are protected as they
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.