MUKONO, UGANDA: At least ten (10) suspected to be part of the armed gangs terrorizing Mukono residents have been arrested as operations against instances of armed robbery in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The suspects have been identified as; Reagan Ndugga, John Kalyango, Nathan Kirumira, Eria Kizito, William Mugalu, Sam Mbogo, Ismael Ssekkubulwa, Asuman Kinagodawa, Umaru Katende and one Golola.
Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga confirmed the development on Monday while addressing the media in Kampala saying the 10 notorious suspects were found with items believed to be used in the spate of robberies that have since risen in the municipality.
“The joint security teams in Kampala Metropolitan Area including the Flying Squad, Mukono Police and UPDF have arrested 10 notorious suspects who are part of the gang behind a series of robberies in Mukono,” Enanga said.
Enanga added that during the joint operations, suspected stolen items including five motorcycles, and two motor vehicles were recovered adding to the gun that was found in a car during investigations on the Mukono supermarket robbery incident. He mentioned other items recovered as pangas, knives, screwdrivers, and car-breaking equipment.
He explained the suspects upon interrogation admitted to having participated in 13 robberies in Mukono since December last year and mostly use pangas to attack business persons whom they rob of all belongings including cash before disappearing in thin air.
He noted the operations will continue to ensure sanity in Mukono, following the surge in armed robberies which has left many, especially business persons traumatized by the attacks.
The development comes just weeks after two armed thugs raided Spice supermarket in Mukono municipality and shot the cashier before making away with an unspecified amount of money. The suspects behind this attack were arrested days later, together with another mastermind paraded before the media last week.