Flying Squad Unit has recovered a firearm from two suspected thugs picked up in
Wakiso district. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police
spokesperson identifies the suspects as Denis Ssekimbe and Isaac Kigozi. The
duo was arrested by the police flying squad as prime suspects of robberies in
Wakiso district, specifically in Kakiri areas.
stemmed from a case of aggravated robbery that was reported at Kakiri Police on
March 19th, 2021 following the raid on the home of local
businessman, Issah Mugarura by three armed men. The thugs shot Mugarura on the
right leg before making off with two motorcycles and one Techno smartphone.
responded and a motorcycle registration number UEQ 611E, which the thugs were
moving on was recovered, abandoned. We conducted an operation where a number
of suspects were later arrested including the two suspects, Denis and Isaac,” said
During interrogations, Kigozi informed police that Ssekimbe was keeping the gun that they used in the foiled robbery and was
responsible for shooting Mugarura.
evening, Ssekimbe led the Kakira police commander and Flying Squad Unit to the
support, where they had hidden the gun.
According to Owoyesiyire, the recovered
firearm belongs to Security plus Co. LTD and was stolen from a construction
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In 2020, police recovered 60 firearms and 1,256 live ammunition during various
operations against criminals throughout the country. In the same year, 270 people
comprising 236 male adults, 7 male minors, 24 female adults and 3 female minors
were shot dead, according to the annual crime report 2020.