Crime

How thugs raided, beat up Senior police officer before robbing items and cash in millions

Wakiso, (UG):- A top police officer in Kampala at the rank of Superintendent, SP Frederick Baguma is currently nursing wounds after a gang of thugs attacked, beat up and robbed him of his money and electronic devices from his home in Makindye.

SP Baguma a resident of Busabala Parish in Makindye Ssabagabo, Wakiso District was attacked by the gang at around 3am in the wee hours of Tuesday.

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The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesman, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the report on Wednesday afternoon and saks so far, four suspects have been arrested in connection to the attack of the officer who is attached to Police Canine Unit.

Mr Owoyesigyire noted that the thugs stole TV, phones and a bag that allegedly contained an unspecified amount of money from SP Baguma’s house.

“The assailants gained access to the home of the officer when he was asleep. They stole a flat screen television valued at Shs1.2 million, a bag that contained an unspecified amount of money before inflicting injuries on the victim. They (suspects) later fled the crime scene,” said Mr Owoyesigyire.

Mr Owoyesigyire said the suspects in the officer’s incident are being questioned with the purpose of recovering stolen items.

“With the help of the canine unit, our detectives were able to track down the suspects. They haven’t yet revealed where they kept the stolen items. That is now our main focus,” he said.

SP Baguma is currently admitted in hospital where he is receiving treatment.
Increase in crime has prompted the military to join the hunt down of perpetrators.

The attack on SP Baguma comes in the wake of rampant incidents of violence that urban dwellers are experiencing in the country.

Lately, organized groups of thugs have been raiding homes and also attacking people on the road with pavers and flying kicks, especially at night.

Hundreds of victims have been killed or left injured in the attacks registered over the years.

The police have also reactivated the Police Flying Squad Unit that will work with the crime intelligence units to ensure that the criminals are tracked down.

The Flying Squad Unit was formerly from Operation Wembley, a violent crime crack unit that was established by President Museveni in 2000 to deal with the rise in armed crime in the country.

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