Security in Kampala has arrested a gang of robbers who have been stealing motor vehicles, motor cycles in Kampala and its suburbs and later sell them in Countries like Congo and South Sudan. The robbers were arrested in a joint operation that was conducted by police, Chieftaincy of military Intelligence (CMI) and Internal Security Organization (ISO).
According to police some of the arrested suspects have been identified as Bogere Keneth, Matovu Gideon, Ssemujju Peter, Kenneth Kizito. The suspects were arrested in areas of Bombo road, Najera, Wandegeya, Katwe among others.
“Car and motor cycle theft in Kampala had increased and we decided to make a joint operation to have the suspects arrested and face the law,” says Onyango the Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan.
He adds that during operation, over 40 stolen motorcycles and 8 motor vehicles were recovered. Onyango says upon searching, police recovered 75 receipts, 64 logbooks, 182 agreements, 12 photocopies of national IDs, and 15 receipt books from Matovu home.
Some of the recovered motor cycles had registration numbers that include UEQ 400K, UEK 475M, UEL 472J, UEP 050N, UEK 878A, UEN 268W. The motor vehicles were registration number UBF 280A, UAX 924K, UBB 401V.UBA781X, UAX 286N, UAP 286N, UAM 261R, UAP 416M, UAN 886J and UAT 103R.
Onyango added that suspects are detained in different police stations in Kampala as investigations and interrogations are going on. He added that they will later appear in courts of law on charges of robbery.