The Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Directorate is investigating officers of the Field Force Police (FFP) Unit over alleged involvement in night armed robberies in Wakiso District.
The investigations followed the interception of two motor vehicles along Ssekiwunga road in Alkright village, Namulanda by seven armed men donning the FFP uniform.
The FFP unit personnel wear a camouflage blue-purple Uniform introduced six months back to replace the camouflaged Blue-white uniform used during the anti-walk to work protests operations.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says the suspects, yet to be identified, were traveling in a Mark II motor vehicle registration number UAS 961W which they used to intercept their victims before putting them on gunpoint and stealing all their belongings.
Among the vehicles they intercepted was a Rav4 registration number UAM 071M which was heading to Zana from Nakawuka.
The occupants were robbed 223,000 Shillings and phones worth 529,000 Shillings.
After the robbery, the vehicle’s occupant was thrown out of the vehicle and the vehicle driven to Kabulamuriro village adjacent to the FFP Alkright detach where they used the same vehicle to intercept another victim.
An hour later, the group of suspected robbers intercepted one Joseph Ssekasamba who was driving a Prado motor vehicle registration number UAU 587S to Alkright.
The suspects put him on gunpoint and robbed him of 1.2 million Shillings, a laptop and a Samsung phone valued at 600,000 Shillings.
Police has since arrested the driver of the Mark II which was used by the robbers and impounded the vehicle.
Andrew Lubega, who claims to be the owner of the vehicle, was found on Ssekiwunga road the same night.
He is currently being detained at Kajjansi police station as investigations continue.