Old Kampala police are holding 60 suspects for allegedly being in possession of military material and other various stolen items.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the suspects were arrested on 22nd February, 2021 during an intelligence-led joint operation with the Military Police.
The operation was carried out in Kakajjo Zone in Kisenyi II Parish, Kampala Central Division and Kampala Capital City.
“A total of 60 suspects were arrested and four suspected stolen phones, breaking implements, UPDF uniform shirt, a live ammunition, master car keys, pliers and loads of narcotic drugs were recovered in the residences of the suspects arrested,” Owoyesigyire said.
He said that notable among the suspects are: Fahad Kabogoza, Asia Atimango and Adam Opwonya, who are all known notorious criminals in Kisenyi area.
“They are suspected to be ring leaders of the criminals who have been riding motorcycles and attacking members of the public before stealing all their properties.”
Police preferred charges of; being in possession of suspected stolen properties, since lady handbags and phones were recovered in their possession and being in possession of breaking implements and government stores.
All charges against them have been sanctioned by the State Attorney and the suspects are set to appear in the court.
“We shall keep carrying out these operations with an aim of having a crime free society,” he added.