Crime

14 HELD FOR ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE VANDALISM 

The suspects were arrested at Suremax guesthouse where they have allegedly been keeping the stolen electricity property.

By Our Reporter

MITYANA: The territorial police in Mityana are holding 14 suspects in connection to the vandalism of electricity infrastructure.

ASP Racheal Kawala, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson says the suspects were arrested in a joint intelligence-led operation with the ministry of energy today {Thursday} at around 6pm.

Police says the suspects were arrested at Suremax guesthouse where they have allegedly been keeping the stolen electricity property.

‘’We also recovered exhibits including; 20 Stayrodes, Conductor wires of 5mtrs, Stay wire of 100 meters, 10 Umeme overcoats and 18 Stay insulators,’’ Kawala said.

She also said other exhibits 30 dead ends, 20 Turn tackles, 01 Umeme safety boot and 01 Umeme disconnection book, CIU (yaka meter), Single cabin UAT 124H amongst other properties all belonging to UMEME were also recovered.

The suspects have been identified as Mpungu Robert 41yrs, Kasuja Peter, Bitamuzi Richard Kampala association advocates and Nangobi Lydia all alleged employees of Kampala associated advocates.

Other suspects are Nsamba Charles a Boda boda cyclist, Damba Joshua a staff of UMEME, Bogere Becker unemployed, Sakwa Benard 24 unemployed, Bonny Joseph 37-year-old formerly UMEME staff, Katongole Bruno electrician, Sebyooto Muwanga Ignatius 48yrs UMEME driver, Nakiboneka Grace 30yrs manager Suremax, Golooba Edward a farmer and the owner of SureMax guesthouse.

According to police, they will be charged with interference with meters, works or public lamps section 85A of electricity Amendment act 2022 among other charges.

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