Police are holding three suspects arrested in relation to their indulgence in armed robbery of motorcycles and other valuables.
Their were arrested as a result of the recent murder of a Boda rider identified as Wellaci Makumbi who was shot dead in Bweyogerere on Friday November 30, 2018 and his motorcycle Bajaj Boxer number UEN 922L robbed.
The three were arrested in a joint operation conducted by security agencies, suspects identified as Lawrence Okello a resident of Anthony Namawojjolo, Ouma of Namuwongo and Grace Kahunde the custodian of suspected stolen motorcycles.
The group is suspected to have been involved in a series of motorcycle robberies after they were found with an SAR gun that is averred to be used in committing crimes.
One of the suspects identified as Okello confessed before the security operatives to having responsible for shooting Makumbi in the head while working under the orders of his leader Hassan who is still on the run.
Okello told the officers that he had met Hassan at one of the buildings along Kisekka who befriended him and was introduced to a quick money making venture of carrying out high level motorcycle robbery missions.
He said that Hassan (still at large) brought an SAR gun in a bag and after using it to murder Wellaci Makumbi Kito a resident of Kirinya, he told Okello to meet him Namuwongo for his payment as he took off with the robbed motorcycle plus the gun.
Upon search at Grace Kahunde’s home, the officers recovered motorcycle belonging to the deceased and an SAR gun hidden under a table in a bag.
The suspects are currently detained at Bweyogerere Police Station on charges of murder vide CRB 270/2018 contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act as more investigations are still on going.