Crime

Police arrest suspected armed robber in Kabale town

Akandwanaho who hails from Mitooma District was detained following the arrest of his colleague Ephraim Matsiko by police in Mbarara City.

ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the report (Photo/File)

KABALE, UGANDA: Police in Kabale District have arrested a 25-year-old Isaac Akandwanaho, a suspected armed robber who was found with a gun and three rounds of ammunition, and two knives in his hotel room in Kabale town.

Akandwanaho’s arrest followed a series of crime reports in the district with all trace marks pointing at him as the prime suspect behind the robbers.

According to Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Mr. Elly Maate, it is alleged that on September 1 at around 9pm a one Brenda Birungi was robbed of her Shs530,000 by the two armed thugs in Rushambya cell, Upper Bugongi ward, northern division in Kabale Municipality.

“In conjunction with Mbarara police, intelligence information was received that the said suspects were staying at Bwindi Hotel, room No.4, Kabale municipality, where officers from Kabale police station conducted a search on September 2 and found the suspect with his weapons,” Mr Maate explained on Saturday.

Akandwanaho who hails from Mitooma District was detained following the arrest of his colleague Ephraim Matsiko by police in Mbarara City.

The hotel manager, one Boaz Byonanibye, Maate said was also arrested to assist in investigations and a case of aggravated robbery registered is now open at Kabale police station.

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