suspects arrested

The Flying Squad Unit with assistance from SFC, CMI, the 1st Division Kakiri and Savannah Regional team, have arrested the prime suspect and team leader of the notorious criminal gang that was actively involved in the string of aggravated robberies and related murders in the districts of Luwero, Nakasongola, and Nakaseke.

Police says the prime suspect identified as Kisule Stephen, was arrested on the March 2, 2021, together with Mawejje Samuel, while hiding in Bombo and this brings the total number of suspects arrested to 10 including two female suspects.

The suspects arrested earlier include Miga Shaban, 22 a year old male adult and resident of Nkonkojeru; Olega Mansur, a 35 year old male adult, Mwanje Rogers, a 24 year old, boda boda rider and resident  of Buvuma Village; Yiga Rashid, Kiwanuka Fred; Lutale Hellen, Nakiranda Shakira and Ngozi Robina, the wife to Kisule Stephen.

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The searches at their residences led to the recovery  of a pistol with two magazines  and 17 rounds of ammunition, that they robbed from the Late Major Noel Mwesigye, an SMG gun with two empty magazines, 17 mobile phones, a motorcycle Reg number  UEV 185W, Bajaj Boxer Red in colour.

“The arrest of these gang leaders is a very big achievement in the efforts of the joint security agencies that included; the Flying Squad Unit, SFC, CMI, 1st Division Kakiri, and the territorial units of Savannah Region, Luwero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts. The motive behind this wave of gun violence was established to be financial gains. They are going to be held accountable for the death of 10 victims and an additional 44 victims of aggravated robbery from the respective districts,” the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement.

“We would like to reassure the public that we shall continue working tirelessly to counter all forms of gang crime in our communities. We believe this successful operation will greatly reduce violent crime in the area, and also enable them go about daily activities normally,” Enanga added.