By Spy Uganda
The Territorial Police in KMP South, in close coordination with the territorial teams in Kajjansi and Katwe, conducted several operations in their areas, and cracked down, on criminal gangs actively involved in the Aggravated Robbery of Boda Bodas.
The operation which began on 08.10.2022, has so far led to the arrest of 17 notorious suspects including dealers and the successful recovery of 124 suspected stolen motorcycles, according to Police.
”Our task teams on 8.10.2022, arrested Segirinya Nalutulikye Emmanuel, a 33-year-old resident of Kajjansi KKB cell and Byamukama Emmanuel known as Medi alias Julius, a 30-year-old resident of Mutungo, for the theft of number plates under registration number UBG 329Z, that belonged to Asirye James of Kakoola Mutungo,” Police revealed.
”We further established that on 26.08.2022, Ssegirinya robbed the motorcycle of Tamale Vincent, a 39-year-old, farmer of Mutungo under registration number UEV215C Bajaj Boxer red in colour. He also robbed another motorcycle under registration number UFB 598K from Nahwera Patrick, a 22-year-old, resident of Kanaba Lunya. He sold each of the motorcycles to Byamukama Julius at Ugx 300,000/= only.” Police added.
Police also stated that ”we further established that Byamukama Julius onward sold the stolen motorcycle for a bigger profit to Kinene Badru and his son Wasswa Kasozi in Kibutika zone, Ndejje. On 17.10.2022, the task team arrested Kinene Badru, who clearly indicated how he worked with Katuga Jamada, a specialist in the alteration of the chassis and engine numbers of the stolen motorcycles. He further forged the log books, and thereafter sold off the motorcycles.”
Others arrested are; Wasswa Kasozi, a 26-year-old, boda boda rider without a stage, who jointly dealt in stolen motorcycles with his father Katuga Jamada, Muyimba Brian, a 26-year-old boda boda rider without a stage and resident of Katale zone Bukwenda, prime dealer, Katuga Jamada a 40-year-old boda boda rider and a businessman of Ndejje Kibutika zone, Walukagga Ibrahim a 23-year-old, boda boda rider without a stage and resident of Aiden Ndejje.
Other gang criminals are; Kitayimbwa Ronald a 27year old, boda boda rider, Kasaka Roland, a 33-year-old boda boda rider at St. Mary’s Kawoto; Fred Namujuliwa, a 32-year-old boda boda rider at Bweya road stage and Nsamba Matiya, a 22-year-old mechanic at Katale and resident of Katale Kunsalo-Nsangi.
Police said the criminal gang led them to the arrest of 5 other suspects from White Nile Katwe, where the Chassis numbers and engine numbers were altered and forged log books processed.
They included; Kizito Geoffrey, a 47-year-old mechanic and resident of Masajja; Asuman Kayondoo, a 40-year-old, mechanic of Makindye, Mukiibi Mike, a 28-year-old boda boda rider of Ndeeba and Semukaya Yokosofati, a 35-year-old boda boda rider of Salama.
”An additional 10 motorcycles were recovered from them. These include Bajaj motorcycles under registration numbers; UFH410T, UEY568J, UFA 007E, UFK449B (they had newly altered the chassis and engine number) and UFR964C. Also had TVs motorcycles under registration numbers UED548Q, UEX510C, UEL095S and a Boss motorcycle under registration number UFB054M,” Police added.