By Ahmed Matovu
IGANGA: Police in Iganga have recovered nine suspected stolen motor vehicles and arrested nine suspects, who form part of a wider criminal gang, behind the aggravated robberies of motor vehicles.
The Uganda Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, has identified the suspects as Makelere Dan, Idinda Mubarak, Nkolawano Burhan, Muitebi Shafik, Kakelele Shafik, Muutebi Faiso, Kafero Dirisa, Kafero Sulaiman, and Nabirye Margret.
He says that the suspects were arrested based on the intelligence gathered in an incident of aggravated robbery that happened at Kajjansi-Lumuli zone in Wakiso district, while a serious manhunt for other members of the criminal gang is ongoing.
Enanga asserts that during the robbery, two female adults were sexually assaulted and thereafter transported to a bush near the National Medial Stores offices, where they were tied to a tree. They were rescued by residents.
The police spokesperson added that the thugs robbed the victims’ motor vehicle, a Pacio white in color registration number UAX 773C, Ugx 900,000/-, five mobile phones, and their IDs.
Enanga further adds that the motor vehicle was traced and recovered in Iganga district with tampered number plates.
The list of the nine recovered motor vehicles with tampered number plates includes the Toyota Harrier, white in color, under registration number UAW 853K, and the Toyota Spacio, white in color, under registration number UAT 019U.
Others are the Toyota Spacio, white in color, registration number UAT 382E; the Prado, green in color, registration number UAT 385G; the Toyota Noah, dark blue, registration number UAP 714E; and the Toyota Noah, white in color, registration number UAR 297Q.
Salon Corolla Black registration number UAG 127T, Premio Grey in color registration number UAH 763U, and Fuso White in color registration number UAQ 148F are among the motor vehicles that were recovered.
Enanga asserts that the vehicles are currently parked at Iganga Central Police Station, but arrangements are in place to transfer them to CI KMP Headquarters.
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