Two thugs in Bulenga were shot at while found stealing
Deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire stated that the incident occurred on May 25 at about 1 a.m. when thugs attacked Ssempijja Bruno's house with pangas and cut him before stealing his Huawei phone. FILE PHOTO

Two thugs terrorizing residents of Kikaya Bulenga have been shot and disabled by a patrol team of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces operating under the Wakiso Police Division.

A Joint patrol team of Police and the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) operating under the Wakiso Police Division have shot and disabled two thugs who were terrorizing residents of Kikaya Bulenga.

In a statement dated May 25, Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy police spokesperson, the incident occurred at about 1 am on Wednesday when thugs armed with pangas attacked the home of Ssempijja Bruno, and cut him before stealing his Huawei phone.

Owoyesigyire however, said by the time the officers arrived at the scene, the thugs had moved to the rental houses of Gladesi Mugerwa and were at the rental apartment of Ronald Mutebi a Journalist with the New Vision.

“Here, the officers caught them in the act of robbing Mugerwa and shot at them. But, only two among the four were injured while the two others escaped from the scene.” 

The deputy spokesperson said the two thugs sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital for first aid. Owoyesigyire mentioned however, that they are on the search for the other thieves who managed to escape.

“The duo has been identified as Kato Joseph and Kabale Sula all residents of Kikaya. They have also provided information about their colleagues that escaped and the hunt is on to have them arrested too,” Owoyesigyire said.

In addition, he said the police recovered stolen items from the two culprits including phones. He said they also recovered two new sharp pangas, a torch and a stone.

He further revealed that the suspects have since confessed to other crimes that happened in the same area and that as soon as they recover, they will be processed and arraigned in courts of law on charges of aggravated robbery.

“Phones; 1 HTC white in color, Nokia blue in color, Samsung black in color, Infinix black in color, BLU black in color and Huawei black in color belonging to one of the victims Ssempija Bruno,” Owoyesigyire added.

“We would like to urge the general public to always have the numbers of their OC station. These can be found on the UPF Mobi that is on the Google play store. Our officers through the community liaison department have also been told to reach out to members of the public and share these numbers for quick response.”