KAMPALA – Police in Kampala have arrested several people suspected of drunken driving and being in possession of the stolen property in a night operation conducted on the night of Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The arrests were part of the Tokora operation launched by police in November to rid the country of criminals.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire, the suspects were arrested during a roadblock mounted on Kira Road in Nakawa Division.
“During the operation, several drunk drivers were arrested and the motor vehicles they were moving in impounded for further management,” he said.
Mr Owoyesigyire added that during the operation, they also impounded a vehicle without a number plate after it was found with suspected stolen items.
“At around 5 am, motor vehicle Reg No. UAZ 529T a Toyota Corolla silver-grey in colour approached the checkpoint with it’s plates plucked off. The driver upon noticing the Police checkpoint fled leaving his colleague in the vehicle identified as Micheal Muyomba,” he said.
“The following items were recovered therein, including, Two black bags, a laptop black in colour Dell type, several electric switches, main switch box, a 24-inch lambarts flat screen, 3 rolls of electric cables, wall clock, Sub Hoover’s, Electric Kettle and five small speakers,” he added.
Mr Owoyesigyire added that further search revealed a pair of blue gloves, a white face mask, 4 screwdrivers, a master key, a spanner, File for sharpening, a short panga, a metal cutter, and metal saw, all tools of work by criminals.
“The Suspect in custody Muyomba Micheal has been interviewed but he only reveals one name of the associate who ran away. Three phones were also recovered from his pocket. We now want to establish the source of the property referred above or scene of the crime and also to track and arrest the associates and prosecute both on evidence,” he said.
“We also want to establish the exact owner of the motor vehicle, because currently it is suspected to be stolen. Lastly, we suspect these people to have broken into an electronics shop,” he added.