By Benson Tumusiime
Police in Wandegeya on Sunday night impounded three taxis a long side their drivers suspected to be used by thieves as a medium of transport to rob passengers around Makerere, Kavule, Mulago and other neighbouring suburbs.
One of the drivers, Aziz Sekimuli was arrested and interrogated on allegations of being part of a big group of thieves who steal from unsuspecting passengers in taxis.
His arrest came after a passenger identified as James Habarulema reported a theft case of his one million shillings by occupants in a taxi Reg no. UAW 773S.
Police began on the hunt for the taxi and it was intercepted along Sir Appollo Kaggwa Road Makerere. Its occupants escaped except Sekimuli the driver who was apprehended.
Sekimuli confessed to having attempted to steal money from Habarulema.
In the fight against urban crime, in a period of 8 months police in Kampala has been able to intercept 48 taxis basing on complaints reported by victims of simple robbery around Kampala Metropolitan Area and 21 suspects have since been arraigned before courts of law and remanded in several government prisons.