3 arrested over stolen phones, laptops

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Kabalagala Police Station carried out an intelligence-led operation commanded by OC Muyenga Police Post on Muyenga Road on 7/4/2020 at around 4:00PM targeting phone snatchers, who steal from residents moving back home.

The operation led to the arrest of Ocheme Charles, 27, a boda boda rider, resident of Muwafu zone.

On interrogation, Ochema led the operation team to Wabigalo parish at the residence of Seguya Ivan, 27, a phone technician at Hanifa Towers in city centre Kampala, who allegedly buys stolen phones and laptops.

Seguya was also found together with Wahab Taban, 24, a boda boda rider and resident of Muwafu zone Kibuli Parish.

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A search was conducted in the house of Seguya Ivan and the following items were recovered; 01 Apple laptop, 30 iPhones, 14 other phones (samsung, Intel, infix), 31 dismantled phones, 01 Smile mi-fi, 35 smart phone covers, 02 laptop chargers and 06 phone charging cables.

All the three suspects are currently detained at Kabalagala and we have preferred to investigate allegations of robbery and being in possession of suspected stolen properties.

The file will later be forwarded to the RSA for advice and probable sanction so that the trio can appear in courts of law.

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