The CPS Commander for operations, Ivan Nduhura, said some of the criminals in custody were being monitored using installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security cameras. They are accused of attacking innocent people, vandalizing cars parked on streets or using master keys to drive away cars in public parks.
Car that was being stolen by Gordon Tumwesigye
The police have arrested 110 suspected criminals in a five-day
operation. The operation was conducted by Kampala Central Police Station (CPS)
and Local Defence Unit (LDUs) personnel.
The CPS Commander for operations, Ivan Nduhura, said some of the criminals in
custody were being monitored using installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
They are accused of attacking innocent people, vandalizing
cars parked on streets or using master keys to steal cars in public parks.
Gordon Tumwesigye, a resident of Kawempe Division, in Kampala City, was
captured by CCTV trying to steal a car parked at Constitutional Square.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke
Owoyesigyire, said CPS CCTV command centre monitored Tumwesigye disembarking on
a Boda Boda motorcycle and attempting to steal a car.
“He was later sighted trying to open cars and officers on the ground were alerted.
He was arrested while trying to drive off a motor vehicle reg. no. UAW 317R. He
has admitted to being a notorious car thief and he normally takes them to DR.
Congo,” Owoyesigyire said.
Police during investigations established that Tumwesigye had previously been arraigned
before Buganda Road court and charged with stealing a motor vehicle.
CCTV cameras were also used to track and arrest two suspected notorious muggers
at Barton and William Streets. The suspects identified only as Abbas and
Ronnie, were released from Luzira Prison in March this year according to police
records but resumed with their criminal activities.
Nduhura said Abbas and Ronnie waylay business people going for early morning
shopping at Nakasero market.
“The operation was carried out on Nakasero, Barton and William streets, where
two hard core criminals namely Abbas and Ronnie were arrested. The duo was
recently released from Luzira Prisons. Other two thugs were also arrested. They
are currently detained at CPS Kampala,” Nduhura said.
On Thursday, police and LDUs carried out an operation around Arua Park,
Nebbi Park, Nakivubo channel and other areas where 94 suspected hard core
criminals were arrested and recovered exhibits that include knives, breaking
implements and opium.
The suspects are currently being screened at CPS.