At least 13 notorious suspects for muggings and violent attacks on pedestrians have been arrested by the Police Flying Squad Unit.
The Police Flying Squad Unit has arrested up to 13 notorious suspects behind muggings and violent attacks on pedestrians.
In a statement dated Monday 07, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said two of the suspects formed part of the gang that attacked a one Dawit Kasa an Ethiopian Diplomatic, along Prince Charles Avenue – Kololo on the 25.02.2022.
He said the others are highly linked to the violent attacks and robberies of innocent victims in Kololo, City Centre especially on William and Wilson street, Industrial area, Kabalagala, Kawempe, Kisenyi, Nansana, Namirembe road, Luzira, Bugolobi, Kireka and Jinja city.
“The arrested suspects include Bakata Abdulraman aka Pancho, Segirinya Gordon, Mugerwa Abdullar aka Musilamu, Wanada Augustine aka Zewu, Nsubuga Emmanuel, Mukasa Michael aka Layiti, Mukasa Emmanuel, Muwada Ivan, Bukyeire Joseph, Tomusange Derrick, Sonko Ashraf, Mwamadi Kintu and Nsubuga Huudu.”
Enanga said an assortment of exhibits including mobile phones, laptops and other electronic gadgets were recovered in their respective places of abode and other hideouts.
“Also recovered include jackets and overcoats that were used by Pancho and Segirinya in the recent attack in Kololo. Similarly, the police spokesperson said all the seven motorcycles used in the robberies, have been identified and blacklisted,” he said.
In addition, he said the police has intensified their search to trace other suspects behind these devastating attacks on innocent pedestrians.
Meanwhile, he said among the arrested individuals are hardcore suspects who shall be arraigned in the Court Martial due to the stringent bail terms and conditions, which provides some form of deterrence.
“We have meanwhile, intensified our efforts to trace for the outstanding suspects, believed to have been involved in these acts of violence and impunity against pedestrians. We would like to urge everyone, who has any information which could assist us with our investigations to please come forward or pass the information in confidence to the Commandant Flying Squad unit on contact 0775717399.”
“These violent acts of robbery, are incredibly serious offences, which can have long lasting impact on victims. We want to reassure the public that we will investigate all reports of robbery and work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice,” Enanga added.