By Spy Uganda
On July 4, 2023, at 1600 hours, the police at Old Kampala successfully recovered multiple suspected stolen cars and apprehended three suspects.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says based on intelligence information, a targeted operation was conducted in the Kayanja triangle area, specifically at Luwangula Auto Garage, which is known for its involvement in altering car serial numbers, engine numbers, and colors.
The owner of the garage, Luwaga Lorence, a 32-year-old resident of Nansana, was discovered in possession of over fifteen cars, four of which lacked authentic documents. The garage is located near Monalisa Bar in Rubaga Division, Kampala District.
Investigations revealed that the suspected vehicles, including a Nissan Patrol, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Toyota Harrier, had different colors, altered serial numbers, modified engine numbers, and all bore Congo number plates compared to the information on their documents.
”The mechanic at Luwangula Auto Garage had changed the original white color of the seized cars to various other colors. The vehicles, along with their corresponding documents, were confiscated and towed to Old Kampala Police Station for further examination,” says Onyango.
He adds, ”currently, three suspects are in custody as part of the ongoing inquiries. Luwaga Lorence, a 32-year-old male adult, Nauru Sadi, a 45-year-old Congolese national and mandated refugee residing in Kabowa, Rubaga South Division, and Kasereka Patrick, a 38-year-old Congolese national, an asylum seeker, and a resident of Rubaga South, who has been in Uganda for less than two months.”