Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that the suspects were picked up in an operation following a public outcry by residents of Masaja, Salaama, Mutundwe and Bunamwaya parishes in Makindye division.
Katwe South Police
Division is holding 58 suspected masterminds of robberies in Masajja in Makindye-Ssabagabo
Division in Wakiso District.
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that the suspects were picked
up in an operation following a
public outcry by residents of
Masaja, Salaama, Mutundwe and Bunamwaya parishes in Makindye division.
He claims that the
suspects have been targeting residential premises, motorists and pedestrians during late-night hours.
According to Owoyesigyire, during the operation police managed to recover
a number of items suspected to have been stolen, housebreaking instruments and
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House break-ins in Kampala Metropolitan areas have
increased in recent months,
according to the police.
Other cases have been reported in Lungujja, Kasubi,
Namungoona, Mengo Kisenyi, and Nansana where criminals reportedly cut roof
tiles to gain access to people’s houses.
Deo Mwesigwa, the Defence Secretary of Kisenyi B zone attributes the spate of robberies to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected night patrols.
He explains that previously
they used to conduct operations with the police in areas that have since stopped because the officers now move
on the main roads to enforce the curfew.
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Recently, the police
crime intelligence unit arrested Frank Ainebyoona, William Ssenyondo and
Nyesiiga Precious believed to be the masterminds of house break-ins in
parts of Kasubi and Nansana.
The trio was arrested from Nansana, Namungoona and Kasubi following numerous reports of night
attacks on the residents by machete-wielding thugs.