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40 Panga Goons Who Terrorise Locals Nabbed

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Some of the deadly items security operatives found with the suspects

 

Security operatives in Masaka district have today carried out a joint operation in some of the black-spot areas where criminals who terrorise Traders and investors along Masaka highway hide.

The operatives managed to arrest and detain over forty  goons and recovered some dangerous weapons like machetes and spanners which the criminals use to break into houses and hit traders, they also recovered sacks of opium.

Some of the suspects

The district police commander SP Henry Kintu, told the Grapevine that the operation was done with the help of the RDC Lt. Joe Walusimbi and UPDF officers due to public outcry over the increasing crime rate in the region.

Walusimbi said that senior officers who were in the operation were shocked to recover huge amounts of opium at the homes and under the beds of the suspects who included Hadijjah Nalubega(30) and Isa  Nsangimana (54), all residents of Ssenyange village near Masaka town.

RDC Lt. Joe Walusimbi speaking to the press

DPC Kintu also told this website that some of the areas where the suspects were picked from included V.Sport near Vienna which is known to be a hiding place for most of the hardcore criminals in the region.

By the press time, all the arrested were still looked-up at Masaka police cells as they wait for screening and after all the suspects will be arraigned in court.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka

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Panic In Busoga As Assailants Ask For 120 Young Women, 20 Breasts Of Elderly Women And 400 Married Women

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Assailants have stormed Busoga sub-region and dropped threatening letters in five (5) parishes.

The assailants asked residents to handover 120 young women, 20 breasts of elderly women and 400 married women.

When contacted, Jinja police division commander Onesimus Mwesigwa confirmed the reports but asked residents to stay calm because security agencies are working hand in hand to bring the suspects to book.
Onesimus said, “we have been alerted about the assassins in the region who have threatened residents but we have already deployed across the region and in case they try to make a move, they will regret.”
He added that security operatives in the region have held close door meetings to find a lasting solution to the security situation in the area.

This comes on the heels of an assurance from the army to Ugandans to stay calm because very soon they are going to conclusively handle the organized criminal gang that is terrorizing the nation.

However, it should be remembered that earlier this week, Security minister Henry Tumukunde proposed that whoever is caught in armed robbery, kidnap and murder should be shot.

 

By Hadadi Mubiru

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I Wanted Business Capital: Woman (30) Arrested For Kidnapping Herself And Asking For 4 Million Shillings From Relatives

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Kyosiimire Grace at Katwe police station

Katwe Police Station is holding a 30 year old Kyosiimire Grace for faking her own kidnap.

According to the deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the station took action against Kyosiimire, a  resident of  Makindye, a Kampala suburb for kidnapping herself and demanding money from her relatives.

Relatives of Kyosiimire started receiving messages from her phone number that she had been kidnapped and her kidnappers were asking for four million shillings before the close of the weekend if she was to escape alive.

Ahimbisiibwe Robert (35), a resident of Rutukye Town, Mitoma district and a brother to Kyosiimire said that he later received a message that her sister had been killed which forced him to run to Katwe police station to record a kidnap case.

This forced Katwe homicide team to set a trap to establish whether Kyosiimire was indeed kidnapped and killed after suspecting that she may have kidnapped herself .

“We agreed with her best friend, a one Tutegyerize Rose who our homicide team had already tracked and arrested after getting conflicting information regarding Kyosiimire’s kidnap. We set her up to meet her best friend at Mega Standard Restaurant for a pork treat, our Police officers who had already taken cover arrested her and took her to Katwe  Police Station. Indeed, she was in possession of her phone meaning she was the one sending messages to her relatives,” Onyango explained.

Kyosiimire confessed that she had kidnapped herself to get money from her relatives to pay off her debts and at least start up a business of mobile money for herself so that she stops begging from relatives and friend. Kyosiimire is currently detained at Katwe police station.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Businessman Slaughtered Like A Goat, Killers Disappear With His Head

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Security operatives in Masaka district have started investigating circumstances under which unknown assailants slaughtered an unknown adult male like a goat, tied his body with a huge rope, dumped it body in Lake Victoria and took off with the head.

Security sources revealed to the Grapevine that fishmongers at Ddimo landing site in Kyesiga sub county in Masaka district saw the dead body along the shores of the lake and tipped off operatives who came and took the body to the mortuary for postmortem report as they wait for the relatives of the deceased.

The district Crime Intelligence and Interrogation Department (CIID) officer ASP Juliet Nakawala confirmed this murder and promised told locals to remain calm as they begin the search for the assailants who killed the deceased.

Angry locals later blamed police and other security agencies for failing to protect Ugandans and their property.

 

By Aslam Kabugu

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