Charles-Twine Police Crack Down on Another Robbery Ring in Mityana
ASP Twiine Charles, the PRO of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), said that the robberies have been committed along the Mubende-Kampala Highway.

The police in Wamala broke up a criminal syndicate that had been robbing and terrorizing citizens for years, primarily targeting drivers transporting produce.

Police in the Wamala region has cracked down on a criminal syndicate that has been violently robbing, and terrorizing citizens majorly targeting motorists that deal in the transportation of produce.

According to ASP Twiine Charles the PRO of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) between Dec. 2021 to date, the region has witnessed a spate of various robberies along Mubende Kampala Highway by some gang of criminals disguising to be security officers on lawful duties.

Twiine said several robberies have been reported during that time including one that occurred on 23rd Jan.2022 at 0100Am at Bamunanika village along Mubende Kampala Highway where a gang of thugs disguised in army uniform created a fake police stop check along the road and robbed occupants of motor vehicle Reg. Number UBG 709G Fusso that was loaded with 80 bags of maize grains including money totalling sh.1, 200,000 and mobile phones.

“The driver a one Lubega Richard and other 3 occupants were severely beaten to pulp, tied with ropes and dumped in a forest 2 km away from the scene. The robbed truck was later found abandoned in Mukono with only 40 bags on it, after getting involved in a motor accident,” Twine mentioned. 

“The police inevitably arrested the owner of the store, and discovered the maize, and on interrogation, the owner revealed the person who connected him to the sellers who were later identified as Ssemuwemba Ibrahim, aged 37 years, resident of Busega Rubaga Division in Kampala District, Lwassampijja Ignatius, Hakim Davidaged, Ddamulira Emmanuel, Ssegayi Kimbowa Emmanuel and Kayiira Ronald.”

Twiine noted that all the above suspects confessed to multiple robberies and upon interrogation, they led a team of investigators upon which a toy gun, as well as clothes similar to police and army uniform, were recovered from their premises.

In addition, he said the same gang on 8th March 2022 at the same point, using a similar method robbed a track Reg. number UBH 231E loaded with 95 bags of maize. 

Occupants namely Isabilye Alex, & Wako Christopher were tied stabbed severely and dumped behind the cabin before they were driven off and dumped in the bush. The vehicle was later found the next day along Busunju Road where it had got involved in an accident.

The same gang on 20th Jan 2022 at the same point, using a similar method robbed a track Reg. Number UBK522S Canter loaded with 68 bags of maize grains. The driver Njaana Muhereza David and his turn man Tumwesigye Kenneth were severely cut to a comma, robbed of their phones, and money and left helplessly at the scene. 

“The suspects were pursued by the Police patrol, and they abandoned the stolen motor vehicle at Butega along Mityana- Butambala Road with all the maize intact. Another incident of a one Ssegayi Kimbowa Emmanuel disguising as a passenger, boaded a bodaboda ridden by a one Ssabwe Keneth to take him to Bamunika at around 10 Pm,” Twiine added.

“Upon reaching at Bamunanika, Ssambwe was hit with a hammer and his Motorcycle Registration Number UFA 333B Bajaj boxer and cash 66,000 robbed and left unconscious. Kenneth is admitted in Mityana with hopes of recovering fully”.