One of the Kawempe thugs, Allan Ggayi.

Police in Bujjuko yesterday intercepted thugs who had robbed people from Kawempe.

On receiving a call from Kawempe Lugoba police that the thugs after robbing in that area had taken Mityana Road, Officer in Charge (OC) Bujuuko responded with Local Defence Unit guards and intercepted the thugs as they were proceeding towards Nswanjere LCI heading to Jezza and they were intercepted.

The two thugs were intercepted in a motor vehicle reg no UBE 641A Toyota Alex. One thug took off and one was arrested.

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The thug who was arrested was identified as Allan Ggayi a resident of Kyanja Gayaza and the one who took off is called Ssozi Tonny a resident of Entebbe road.

Mobile phones recovered from thugs.

“When the vehicle was searched we found over 160 mobile phones”. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan said  before adding “They were targeting mobile money agents by pretending that they are either withdrawing or depositing money and in that process they exchange their phones with the agent or steal the agent’s phone without the knowledge of the agent”.

Ggayi was transferred to Kawempe Police station and the likely charges are robbery and theft.”We are looking for Ssozi Tonny who is on the run. We appeal to members of the public whose phones were stolen in this manner to report to Kawempe Police station or to the Police they reported the cases”

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