This website has established that police detectives havent yet identified the prime suspects in the Saturday incident of an attack on a Man at Lugogo traffic lights junction.
A group of young boys suspected to be members of the Kampala based Kifeesi criminal gang hit a motorist in a saloon car as he had been stopped by the traffic lights.
They smashed the car wind screens and beat up the victim severely before stealing his belongings.
On Monday, Kampala Deputy Police Spokesman Luke Owoyesigire told journalists that they had arrested 18 suspects who were detained at Jinja road police, Kiira road and Wandegeya Police Station in connection with the attack.
However, the major difficulty in the ongoing investigations has been caused by a power blackout at Jinja Road Police Station for close to four days.
Sources close to the investigations, told www.mknewslink.com that They havent been able to identify the real suspects in the Saturday attack because footage was lost.
Police sources at Jinja Road Police Station told www.mknewslink.com that the power blackout was as a result of depleted units on the stations prepaid Yaka electricity meter.
It was established that at least data savers for security cameras in Nakawa division are located at Jinja Road Police, which doesnt have a power generator to back up the systems.
Also some footage from industrial area is partially saved at Jinja Road Police Station which doubles as the Kampala East regional command center.
Police sources also said that security cameras since their installation have helped in identifying criminals who are later apprehended by the law enforcement body.
According to police, criminals such traffic offenders, pick pockets and several bag and phone snatchers have been arrested in Kampala by use of the newly installed security cameras.
However, power blackouts at police stations and barracks is not a phenomenal as policemen who talked to our reporter confirm.
Recently, Nsambya Police Barracks spent two weeks in total darkness due to lack of power units on the police yaka meter.
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