Crime

KAMPALA: POLICE DISMANTLES CRIMINAL GANGS

By Ahmed Matovu

KAMPALA: Polie in Kampala Metropolitan have arrested Juuko Ramadhan and four others in an intelligence led operation launched to weed out burglaries, thefts and robberies.

The operation was conducted on Tuesday in Katwe police division, Old Kampala police division, Nsangi police division and Wakiso district.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the operation conducted in Nateete led to the arrest of Juuko Ramadhan aka Bunusu.

He confessed to having participated in a number of robberies , burglaries and thefts together with his group Young, Mayor, Ashiraf and Golola.

Onyango asserts that the group uses pangas to loot and items are sold to one Mubiru Hassan who owns a TV shop in Nateete especially TVs but mobile phones and laptops are sold to Kabuye who works in a copper complex.

”Mubiru Hassan of Nateete, the promoter has been arrested, his workshop searched and the 02 TVs stolen from Lungujja have been recovered, 18 TVs suspected to be stolen also recovered and has been charged of Being in Possession of suspected stolen property,” he said.

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The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson also said the home of Ashiraf was searched and the detectives recovered AK47 live ammunition , a TV hisense, fridge and curtains that were robbed from Bulenga.

Semakula Gerald aka Golola, Nakate Flavia, Namatovu Rihanna, Allan Mukisa Kiggundu have been also arrested.

”No. RA 227329 CPL Mukongezi John and No. RA 160504 CPL Kiteme Godfrey attached to LDU Bulaga has been arrested for obstruction,” he added.

Onyango also disclosed that they are looking for Ashiraf, Mayor, and Kojja suspected to be members of the criminal gang.

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