Police is holding 16 suspects implicated in stealing motor vehicles and change their identity, they were arrested in various areas of Kampala, Mbale, Busia and Kenya.
According to police spokesman in charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID), Vincent Ssekatte, crime intelligence team under GEF: 008/2018 started an operation to crack down the vice which led to the recovery of 20 motor vehicles, 2 motor cycles and 16 people arrested.
He said the operation was carried in phases in areas of Iganga, Mbale other parts of eastern Uganda and Kampala.
“In Mbale town, the operation team managed to recover six suspected stolen vehicles and four suspects netted in connection to motor vehicle theft. The team further continued in the eastern areas of Uganda where three motor vehicles were recovered in Iganga, four recovered in Mbale district and four suspects arrested,” he said
Ssekatte said, On November 8, 2018, an operation was carried out in Kampala eight motor vehicles and 8 suspects arrested in connection with the theft of the motor vehicles, “A similar operation was carried out in Luwero were we managed to arrest two suspects and have been charged of theft of Motor Vehicle,”
He said efforts are being made to fill police form to ascertain the particulars of the registered owners of the recovered motor vehicles, tracing where the jurisdiction of the offences were committed, before handing them over to respective stations for further management.
Below is list of recovered motor vehicles and motor cycles
Mark II Grade white in color numberless, chassis no. GX115-6000765 ENG. No. IG-FE1988 but already tampered with.
RV4 white in color numberless, chassis no. SXAII-061735 ENG. No. 35-FE1998
Toyota Vitz Reg. No. UAR 818S pink in color, chassis No. and Eng No. removed and can’t be read
Noah Reg. No. UAU 040K black in color
Premio reg. No. UAL 374V Silver in color
Pajero Reg. No. UAQ 582V White in color
Toyota G-Touring UAH 600M silver grey
Toyota Corona Reg. No. UAH 615Q black in color
Ipsum Reg. No. UAQ 548F silver grey
Nissan van Reg. No. UAN 818Y white in color
RAv4 Reg. No. UAJ 645J black in color
Toyota Corona Reg. No. UAF 410S dark green in color (handed over at Budaka police station for safe custody)
Spacio Reg. No. UAM 055J blue in color
Harrier Kawundo Reg. No. UBB 519Z white in color
Subaru Reg. No. UBA 843P silver in color
Rav4 Reg. No. UAN 636Q silver in color
Toyota Wish Reg. No. UBA 045E silver in color
Toyota Premio Reg. No. UAX 855B silver in color
Toyota corona UAN 901V dark green in color
Toyota corona UAL 607K dark green in color
Toyota Premio Reg. No. UAT 538Z silver grey in color
Motor cycle Reg. No. UDQ 459T DT white in color and UDF 977J Kinetic white in color
Arrested suspects include
Sekaingo Moses Resident of Bulenga Nankuwadde
Sempala Peter Resident of Bulenga Kikaya
Khauka Siraji Resident of Mukono Zone 3 Iganga
Mukwaya Hassan Resident of Kasokoso Iganga District
JumaKisule Resident of Nabidoma Kasokoso Iganga
KazibaDavda Resident of Kasol-Kibulamagi Iganga Distirict
MugambaBashir of Namakweke Mbale
Bumali Muyima Ssalongo Resident of Doko Mukoho Mbale
Makabugo Aroni Resident of Wamanga Village Wobulenzi
Mubiru Rogers of Wampanga Village