Ten notorious suspects, who are part of the criminal network behind a series of robberies in Mukono district, have so far been arrested by Joint Security task teams from Kampala Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, Mukono Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).
The Joint Security task teams from Kampala Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, Mukono Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have so far arrested 10 notorious suspects, who form part of the criminal network that has been behind a series of robberies in Mukono district.
According to Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, the suspects arrested include Nduga Reagan, Kalyango John, Mugalu William, Mbogo Sam, Kirumira Nathan, Ssenkubuwa Isma, Kizito Eria, Kinagodawa Asuman, Katende Umar and Golola.
Enanga said part of the operations, they also recovered an assortment of exhibits including two motor vehicles under registration number UAD728Y and UAZ283Y; five (05) motor cycles under registration numbers, UDX490K, UDE876T, UEQ533Z, UFP443P, UEJO33R; one PSO gun, 9 pangas, housebreaking implements and several suspected stolen properties. He mentioned upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to have participated in 13 robberies.
‘’On the 9.12.2021, while armed with pangas, they attacked Gitta Immaculate Nanyombi, a 50-year-old businesswoman, at Kasangalabi cell, Mukono Municipality and robbed her of 10 mobile phones, 2 flat TV screens, 3 Lenovo laptops and 3 game tablets, on the 11.06.2022, at around midnight, they attacked SSenkungu Kezekiya a 35-year-old businessman with others and robbed property worth 6.1m shillings; on the 17.06.2022, at 5am, they attacked Kabonzi Richard, a 50-year-old businessman of Namubiru village in Mukono district and robbed his motor vehicle, a Toyota Noah, registration number UAQ573X, music system, phones and other items all valued at 18 million shillings,’’ Enanga said.
‘’The gang again robbed Nanyombi Gift on the 0.06.2022 at 2:30am at Kasangalabi, of two mobile phones, smart watch and other items all valued at Ugx 8.5m, on the 18.06.2022, they robbed Asiimwe Annet a 44 year old farmer of Katikamu-Kusatu village; on the 24.06.2022, they attacked Sekandi Irene a 23 year old cashier at Spice Supermarket and robbed an unspecified amount from the supermarket. Other persons robbed by the criminal gang are Kinalwa lan of Kiyoola village on the 25.06.2021; Nabakooza Ritah, of Kirowooza village on the 1.06.2022, Arinaye Allen of Upper Nabuti village in Mukono, on the 4.05.2022 and Amoding Winnie, 20 year-old, female adult of Spring Homes, Hostel at Bugujju village, among others,’’ he noted further.
He however, called on all retail owners to take strong caution of these organized crimes advising that it is important for them to commit more resources into hiring more security guards in addition to installing security cameras that can immediately send alerts in case of any attack.
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson commended the Joint Security Task Teams for the crackdown.
He revealed from the time of the arrests, they are yet to registered any new incidents of aggravated robbery in Mukono.