In a mega crime round up, Police Flying Squad Unit arrested nine suspects and recovered 40 guns in the city.
The suspects are; Ayub Isabirye from Jinja, Lawrence Lutaya from Nabbingo, Alex Musasizi from Jinja, Zziwa Waswa-Mukono, Ashraf Shafic-Kawempe, Benard Nyanzi, Kawempe, Jet Abdu a driver from Jinja and Dauda Kaddugala from Mbikko in Jinja.
According to ACP Hebert Muhangi, Flying Squad Unit Commander, the guns were recovered from areas of Kawempe, Makindye and eastern Uganda region since June 2015.
Some of the AK47 rifles recovered were used to rob [on gunpoint] Da Nu Eagles founders Geoffrey Lutaya and his wife Irene Namatovu in Butambala district.
Kifeesi training base
Old Kampala Divisional Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira, says police has located the training bases of Kifeesi thugs in Namungina and Lugala near Kigobe area in Rubaga division.
“We have busted a criminal lab called the Vimpire aka Malaalo Boxing Club Located between Namungona and Lugala near Kigobe area,” Kirumira said in a statement.
He said the place houses members of both Kifeesi And B13 thugs who spend their day time smoking marijuana and chewing [mayirunji] and training boxing.
“When they retreat, they enter video halls and spend time up to 7pm when they go to jammed places and snatch phones from innocent people
be aware that at least the areas of Kisenyi, Mengo, and And Lubiri Ring Road are now safe for pedestrians.”
He said areas of Nakulabye, Kawaala, Kasubi, Lungujja and Masanafu were still suffering from some incidences of crime, “which we have now seriously embarked on”.
Police plants bomb at Makerere
In Makerere, police planted a bomb at Makerere University to reportedly ascertain the students’ response towards terror [in an evacuation drill].
The fake bomb was planted by the Police Tactical Response Department under the Counter Terrorism Unit inside the Main Building where Makerere University Convocation was holding a one-day students leadership training organised by the Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi.
According to Fredrick Higwira, the Head of the Tactical Response Department, they were disappointed after it took students 20 minutes to leave the venue.
They also failed to run to the Freedom Square but instead stayed around the scene to ascertain what the object really was.