Wandegeya Police Apprehend Seven Robbery Suspects, Tighten Security in Kampala Metropolitan


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The police in Wandegeya have undertaken a series of targeted operations against criminal gangs in response to escalating concerns voiced by the public regarding the surge in phone snatching incidents within Lower Nsooba, Upper Nsooba, UEB, Kagugube, and surrounding areas.

Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan, while speaking to the media on January 15, 2024, at police headquarters in Naguru, stated that, as a result of these operations, seven suspects were apprehended, with some captured in the act by CCTV cameras while snatching phones from unsuspecting motorists.

“Notable among those arrested are Rickson Ogema alias Ricky, operating around Shell Mulago and Mawanda; Mike Kakooza alias Aidari 16, Marvin Kigozi, 22, Mark Ssekyanzi, 19, Bruce Amanya, 22, and Abdu Lukwago alias Patrol, 20,” Owoyesigyire stated.

He noted that this seven-person group of suspects, in conjunction with others who are still at large, were actively involved in coordinated attacks, snatching and robbing members of the public within Kampala City.

The suspects were charged with aggravated robbery, produced before the courts of law, and subsequently remanded.

According to Owoyesigyire, in addressing this growing concern, the police are committed to going with these operations targeting criminal activities. Additionally, permanent deployments will be established in areas significantly affected by these groups to enhance public safety.

The police commend the community for their collaboration in providing crucial information that has facilitated these arrests.

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