POLICE NET 10 NOTORIOUS PANGA WIELDING MEN IN MBARARA
By Aggrey Twesigye
Police in Mbarara city have arrested 10 Notorious Panga wielding men who have been terrorizing Mbarara city residents.
Addressing the Media on Wednesday,ASP Samson Kasasira the Rwizi Police spokesperson identified the Suspects as Mukundane Darius ,Kakuru Dominic,Muwonge Nulu,Abdul Ukusho,Atwijukire Rups,Namanya Charles ,Lubega Farouk and Nuwagaba Derrick.
Kasasira said police are still hunting for a one kakiiga who was dealing with the Suspects to sell the stolen items at his shop along Ebenezer arcade in Mbarara city.
Kasasira said these were arrested from an intelligence led police operation that started in August up to date.
He added that among the captives include two boda boda riders who used to transport stolen valuables and one suspect who was found vending the stolen items.
Kasasira further said from the operation ,police were able to recover over 50 Televisions, Laptops , phones,Watches clothes bags among other items.
He said people whose items were stolen should reach out to Mbarara central police station to check whether their things were recovered.
He added that police were able to impound two motorcycles registration number UEM 938B and UEW 139D and a motor vehicle registration number UBM 141E Toyota Fielder which the culprits were using in transporting stolen things.
The police Relations Officer said the ten suspects are still being held at Mbarara central police station and they will soon be taken to court to answer charges of aggrievated robbery and thus asked people not to risk dealing in second hand things.
Mr.Meachel Muhereza a business man in Kabwohe town,Sheema Municipality whose valuables such as a television were stolen but recovered in Mbarara city applauded , Mbarara police efforts in recovering his items.
Adolf Ayoreka a journalist with Vision Group whose valuables such as a camera,phone,and a laptop were stolen in Nyakaizi cell , Kakoba ward expressed worries with the increasing cases of theft in Kakoba areas and thus asked police to enhance patrols.