The Uganda police Force is still stuck with stolen properties worth shs 8bn, we have learnt.
This shocking information was revealed by Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga while addressing the media at Central Police Station in Kampala.
Enanga says 8bn stolen properties were recovered from over 300 shops in Kampala during the last two security operations.
“We conducted sensitive security operations after several complaints of robbery, theft, murders among others from the public,”says Enanga.
He added that during operations,over 200 shops in Kampala metropolitan were raided and over 7000 stolen phones were recovered.
He further added that police also recovered 567 laptops,12 TVs , cable wires among others from the shops.
“Basing on our intelligence we discovered that 66 shops were selling stolen items. Phones had changed serial numbers and pictures of original owners,”he says.
The police also recovered over 200 stolen motorcycles, only 98 have been cleared by Uganda Revenue Authority and owners should come to police with supporting documents.
Police spokesperson says over 300 suspects were arrested and more that 100 were charged in courts of laws.
“We are working with Uganda Communication commission to establish if the stolen phones were tempered with, shop owners will be charged under UCC act,” he adds.
Enanga urged to shop owners to come to police with evidence of their properties and will get them.
Last week shop owners whose properties were taken by police said if they are not given their items within 48 hours will close their shops and go on massive demonstration.