Police at Old Kampala has today at around 4 pm carried out an intelligence-led joint operation with the Military Police in which 60 suspects were arrested.
According to police, the operation was in Kakajjo Zone in Kisenyi II Parish, Kampala Central Division, Kampala Capital City.
“A total of 60 suspects were arrested and four suspected stolen phones, breaking implements, UPDF uniform shirt, a live ammunition, master car keys, pliers and loads of narcotic drugs were recovered in the residences of the suspects arrested,” said Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire in a statement released this afternoon.
Notable among the suspects are Fahad Kabogoza, Asia Atimango and Adam Opwonya who are all known notorious criminals in the Kisenyi area, according to the statement.
Owoyesigire said that the now detained individuals are suspected to be ring leaders of the criminals who have been riding motorcycles and attacking members of the public and stealing their belongings.
The suspects were charged with being in possession of suspected stolen properties, “since lady handbags and phones were recovered in their possession. They are also facing charges of being in possession of breaking implements and government stores.”
“All charges against them have been sanctioned by the State Attorney,” Owoyesigire said.
The suspects are to appear in Court on Tuesday February 23, 2021.
“We shall keep carrying out these operations with an aim of having a crime free society,” Owoyesigyire assured the public.