Police arrests 113, seizes SMG, pistol, opium

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KMP Commander CP Frank Mwesigwa

113 suspects, among 6 women are those arrested in a 2- weeks period over criminality.

The suspected in joint operation headed by Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP).

KMP Commander CP Frank Mwesigwa, has confirmed that the suspects were picked from areas of Bwaise, Kawempe, Najjera, Makindye, Kiira division, Mukono and city Centre.

He adds that SMG riffle with 24 rounds of ammunition, pistol with 9 rounds of ammunition, 13 toy pistols, 4 pangs, knives, axes, 2 bags of opium and heavy duty cutter among other tools recovered during the operation.

Some of the weapons recovered

Mwesigwa noted that from the interrogation, the mode of transport between the suspects has been motor vehicles and motorcycles adding, 15 motor vehicles and 4 motor cycles have been recovered.

“Statements taken from the victims match with those of the criminals meaning the operation was successful” Mwesigwa said during the press conference at CPS, Kampala on Wednesday adding, “We also did suspect parade in which the victims identified the thieves”

According to Frank Mwesigwa, so far 92 suspects have appeared before the courts of law and charged with aggravated robbery, murder, simple robbery and have been remanded to Luzira prisons as police conducts further investigation.

The operation took two weeks

 

He noted that the operation continues to ensure a crime free city.

Meanwhile, the Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament, Lyandro Komakech, is calling for immediate deployment of Police Flying Squad in Gulu Town to confront iron bar hit-men in the northern Uganda town.

Komakech is quoted by Uganda Radio Network saying that Police Flying Squad (PFS) will bring fresh momentum in the fight against the iron bar hit men.

He says he has already held talks with General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police.

“Police should not allow these attacks to keep recurring unabated,” he said while commenting on the gruesome murder of John Oola Omona, the Municipal Deputy Town Clerk.

The Flying Squad is a specialised unit of the Police charged with handling violent and dismantling rackets of hard-core criminals.