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Police Arrest Two Armed Thugs after UGX100 Million Robbery :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Police Arrest Two Armed Thugs after UGX100 Million Robbery

The two suspects currently detained at Kira-Division Police have been identified as Opio Kakaire and James Namisi, who were found with military wares, a pistol, handcuffs and housebreaking instruments in their car Toyata Noah car Reg No UBN 360N.
One of the suspect apprehended by Police

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Two armed thugs suspected to be members of UPDF have been arrested at Naarya roundabout in pursuit by the Police, after engaging a cash robbery of more than 100 milling Uganda Shillings in Lungujja in Kampala.The money was being taken to the bank.

 

The two suspects currently detained at Kira-Division Police have been identified as Opio Kakaire and James Namisi, who were found with military wares, a pistol, handcuffs and housebreaking instruments in their vehicle Toyata Noah registration number UBN 360N.

In the process, one suspect who was fleeing was shot and injured before the team of flying squad combined with officers from Kira-Division Police apprehended him and his colleague, but two of their accomplices escaped. 

 

Preliminary findings have indicated the thugs armed with a pistol, trailed and kidnapped one Shatrah Namata, an employee of a hardware shop in Lungujja, a Kampala City suburb, who was taking  more than 100 million to the bank on Tuesday morning and disappeared.

 

According to Police, the victim was later dumped in areas of Kiwanga-Bweyogerere in Kira Municipality; were she made alarm attracting boda-boda riders who were joined by the Police in pursuing the vehicle of the thugs. They were found fixing another number plate on the same vehicle, and the pursuit ensued, however, these were interrupted by traffic jam on the northern bypass, giving police a chance to close on them.

“Two of them jumped out of the vehicle and made off, but the officers managed to shoot one who was running with the bag of money and he was arrested. The others were chased by the boda-bada but they escaped,” John Baguma, a Boda-ride said.

Some eyewitnesses have condemned the increasing acts of robberies being orchestrated by men in uniforms or being accomplice in these crimes.

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  One of the suspects, Opio Kakaire has been detained at Kira-Division Police while his accomplice, James Namisi who sustained injuries, is getting treatment at Mulago Referral Hospital in handcuffs as the hunt for their accomplices continues. 

 

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest and said that hunt for other accomplices in this robbery is still on. Several men in uniform some still serving, deserters or imposters have previously been arrested with military fatigue and weapons in different robberies.