Security in Kampala has arrested two police officers and another officer from Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) after intelligence leaked that they have been behind the recent city robberies and murders, Spyreports has exclusively learnt.
The arrested officers have been identified RA 147945 sgt Kalule Muhammad who is attached to the Camp of Maj.General Elly Kayanja, the former commander wembly now flying squad, Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Igga Geoffrey also attached in the same camp and Muhinda Stanley, 3o years a resident of Bukooroto in Kayunga District.
The officers were found with both a UPDF guns AK47 No.UG/UPDF 49034042 and star Pistol UG POL 0068717.
Insiders in security told spyreports that army and police officers were arrested on Tuesday night, during a joint security operation that was conducted in areas of Katwe, Masanafu, Ntinda, Nansana among others. The operation was headed by Thomas Kasimo Head of Crime Intelligence in Kampala Metropolitan.
“After gun men ridding on motor cycles terrorized Kampala, a joint security meeting was held to curb down the situation in the city,” a top security ranking officer said. He added that the meeting was attended by senior UPDF, Police officers, CMI, SFC, ISO and prison officers.
“After the meeting, a team of operatives was dispatched to hunt the armed robbers and face the law,” adds another security chief who was part of the meeting.
He adds that the team had some clues which they based on and managed to arrest UPDF and police officers suspected to be behind city robberies.
“We highly believe these guns were partly used in Nansana and Zana robberies and murders. These arrested officers will help the investigators the whole group that has been terrorizing Kampala,” a senior police officer told us.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed that some SMG guns were recovered in both Nansana and Zana robberies. However, he declined to clarify if they belonged to UPDF or Police.
“Our forensic experts are testing the guns to ascertain which security institution they belong to,” he said.
Enanga further refuted claims that some police and UPDF officers were arrested in the above mentioned robberies.
“The CID commander has one main suspect and that is Muhinda Stanley.”
UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire could not be reached for a comment by press time as he could not pick our calls and he even failed to reply watasp messages.
In just one week five people have been shot dead and more than shs 200m stolen. The first incident was at Cheap General Hard ware in Nansana where armed robbers moving on three motor cycles stormed the place during day time, shot three people dead and robbed shs 200m. After on week, the same scenario occurred at Zana where two mobile money agents were shot dead and over shs 20m taken.