Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, says the suspects rented a room at Golden Lodge on Lafic Building in Arua Park and waited for night hours to execute their criminal activities.
The suspects at Kampala Central Police Station
Kampala police are holding three men accused of digging a hole
in Edmond Building with intentions of robbing a merchandise store. The suspects
are Adam Ssebugabo, John Ssebaggala and Martin Matovu.
the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, says the suspects rented a
room at Golden Lodge on Lafic Building in Arua Park and waited for night hours
to execute their criminal activities.
“They started by digging a hole from the room they had rented
in order to connect to a store on Edmond Building," Owoyesigyire said.
however, said the mission was interrupted
because there were some people in the store.
"We ask buildings
owners to be very careful and should have security guards that keep patrolling
their premises,” Owoyesigyire said.
Ssebaggala the alleged the mastermind of the robbery, says
they first studied the place and noticed that Lafic and Edmond buildings are
"We visited the lodge and we booked a room that is
near the store. We packed our breaking implements and we're sure that our
mission would succeed," Ssebaggala said while at Kampala Central Police
to the suspects, this isn’t their first mission.
They told police and journalists that they had previously accessed shops and
stores in the City Centre and other places through digging holes in buildings.
Police are considering slapping the suspects with among other offences burglary
and robbery. Last week, Local Defense
Units- LDU personnel arrested four thugs digging a hole in a building in
Nansana West B zone.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.