Police Cracks Down Criminal Gang Vandalizing Telecom Masts, Exhibits Worth UGX600M Recovered

Police Cracks Down Criminal Gang Vandalizing Telecom Masts, Exhibits Worth UGX600M Recovered

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: A task team from the SID in close coordination with the police at Katwe and Nakulabye, and a technical team from American Tower Corporation (ATC), conducted several cordon and search operations in the areas of Katwe Clock Tower and Nabulagala Zone in Nakulabye respectively, following several incidents of vandalism of telecom masts and generators, belonging to (ATC).

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According to Police, the goods vandalized and stolen are valued worth UGX1.8 billion

According to CP Fred Enanga, the police Spokesperson, the task team of investigators conducted several undercover operations, and established places where the generators and capital parts were sold for cash.

Subsequently five  shops were raided and an assortment of stolen parts that included fitter Perkins, air filter holders, cylinder heads, injector pumps, water pumps, AC alternators, injector nozzles among others.

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”All valued goods that were recovered worth Uganda shillings 600 million,” says Police mouthpiece.

Enanga adds that so far six suspects are to be charged to court among them including; Namukasa Martha, a 30 year old, a dealer in spares at Katwe and resident of Busabala Kyuma Zone, Makindye Division; Nakazzi Annet, a 54 year old female adult resident of Nabulagala, Nankulabye (Mother to Namukasa) who was keeping the stolen items.

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Others include; Nakiyingi Doreen, who also operates a shop next to Namukasa, where an assortment of exhibits were also recovered; Kato Hussein a 23 year old male adult, businessman and resident Najjanankumbi, Makindye; Balaba Ibra, a 30 year old boda boda rider resident of Masajja Kibira Zone “A” Makindye Division, and Hussein Atugonza a 31 year old former driver of ATC.

”The suspects are to be charged on 4 counts of malicious damage, theft of telecom equipment under the Communication Act, receiving and retaining property and conspiracy,” adds Enanga.

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