KAMPALA – Over 60 suspects were arrested and suspected stolen property recovered during a raid on a criminal hideout in Kisenyi II parish in Kampala on Monday, February 22.
The operation was led by Old Kampala Police together with Military Police.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that they had received intelligence about the hideout which is located in Kakajjo Zone.
A total of 60 suspects were arrested and four suspected stolen phones, breaking implements, UPDF uniform shirt, a live ammunition, master car keys, pliers and loads of narcotic drugs were recovered in the residences of the suspects arrested, Owoyesigyire said.
He added that notable among the arrested suspects are: Fahad Kabogoza, Asia Atimango and Adam Opwonya, who are all known notorious criminals in Kisenyi area.
“They are suspected to be ring leaders of the criminals who have been riding motorcycles and attacking members of the public before stealing all their properties,” he said.
Police preferred charges of being in possession of suspected stolen properties, since lady handbags and phones were recovered in their possession.
Being in possession of breaking implements and government stores.
All charges against them have been sanctioned by the State Attorney.
He said the suspects are to appear in the court tomorrow.
“We shall keep carrying out these operations with an aim of having a crime free society,” Owoyesigyire said.