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BUSTED: How URA Employee Prints New Log Books For Stolen Motorcycles, 9 Arrested, 9 Motorcycles Recovered In Massive Raid On Criminal Racket…

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Police in Kakiri have arrested nine suspects and recovered nine motor cycles from notorious criminal gang that has been robbing people in the surrounding areas.

Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrests. He added that a report of stealing two motorcycles was registered at Bukalanga Police Post under Kakiri Division by one Kiwanuka Elijah aged 33, a businessman and a resident at Kikubampanga zone, Kakiri Town Council in Wakiso District.

Kiwanuka reported that in the night of 30th September 2020 at unknown time, unknown people broke into his house and stole two motorcycles Reg. Nos. UDR 663Q and UDL 710Z all Bajaj Boxer.

Police opened up Inquiries, visited the scene of crime and relevant statements were recorded.

Nine suspects were arrested in connection to that crime.

Nine motorcycles were recovered in the operation with the following registration numbers; UDX 262Q, UDL 710Z, UDX 189U, UDR 663Q, UDR 744R, UEX 962Q, UDH 661D, UEB 978G and UDV 178N.

During the investigations, four forged log books were recovered from the suspects.

Police established that in the night of 30/09/2020, at unknown time of the night, thugs broke in the house of the complainant where he had kept his two motorcycles Reg Nos. UDL 710Z and UDR 663Q and stole those motorcycles and complainant reported the matter to police for assistance.

Fortunately, motorcycle Reg. No. UDR 663Q belonging to the complainant was sold to one Kityo John who incidentally works with the complainant at the same Boda Boda stage in Kakiri Town Council.

The complainant saw his motorcycle with Kityo at the stage and he inquired how he got it.

Kityo revealed that he too bought the said motorcycle from a one Mukasa Joseph, a mechanic at Kiwawu village in Mityana district at one million shillings (Ugx 1,000,000/=).

Kityo was taken to police by the complainant together with the exhibit motorcycle Reg No. UDR 663Q where he was tasked by the police to lead them to the whereabouts of the Mukasa Joseph who allegedly sold to him the said motorcycle.

Mukasa Joseph was arrested at Mityana with the help of Kityo from where he does his work of repairing motorcycles.

Upon interrogation, Mukasa revealed that he bought the said motorcycle at shillings (Ugx 850,000/=) and an original log book was given to him after the payment by Kayemba Ibra.

Kayemba  was accordingly arrested from Bujuuko Town.

Upon interrogation, Kayemba revealed that he steals and sells old and new motorcycles.

It was also established that Kayemba works with a group of thugs, who use different nicknames.

It was also established that Kayemba works with some unscrupulous employees at URA Nakawa head office who forge log books for motorcycles he steals.

Kayemba told interrogators that he forwards the number plates to an employee in URA who in turn prints corresponding log books for him at a price ranging from thirty five thousand shillings to sixty thousand shillings per log book.

It was also established that these logbooks are packed in envelopes and delivered to a mobile money attendant near URA where Kayemba picks them from and pays twenty thousand shillings to the keeper.

The mobile money attendant was also arrested but upon interrogation denied any crime.

Onyango stated that Police is in the process of recovering all other motorcycles that could still be in the hands of this criminal racket.

He further ascertained that this organized criminal racket is terrorising the areas of Wakiso, Mityana, Mubende, Kayunga, Nakaseke, Luweero and the surrounding areas.

“A concerted effort is to be made to arrest, prosecute, follow up and disband this criminal gang and their activities to make sure our Boda Boda riders are safe as they perform their daily duty,” he said.

 

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VIDEO: I Regret Hitting Police Officer With Hammer Twice – Police Arrests Man Who Hit Their Own During Bobi Wine Riots, To Charge Him With Attempted Murder…

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Police has arrested a one Ssebwa Emmanuel Ssebuliba who was captured in a video hitting a police officer with a hammer during the free Bobi Wine riots in Kampala last week.

According to Kampala Metropolitam Police (KMP) PRO SP Patrick Onyango, police used CCTV cameras around the area to nab Ssebuliba.

“Police in Kampala have arrested the suspected criminal who was captured on camera assaulting a police officer on duty during riot on Wednesday (18/11/2020). Police first picked his associate from his hideout with the help of CCTV cameras,” Onyango said.

He added, “The suspect is called Ssebwa Emmanuel Ssebuliba. His associate is identified as Kasozi Benson. They are both detained at CPS Kampala on attempted murder charges. Ssebuliba confesses to the crime. We condemn the act of attacking our security personnel who are carrying out their lawful duties.”

In his confession, Ssebuliba said, “I picked the hammer by the roadside, and hit the police officer two times but I regret what I did.”

 

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M7 Gives Me Everything I Ask For, I Can’t Be Corrupt – State House Anti-Corruption Unit Chief, Col Edith Nakalema Emphasizes She’s Clean…

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State House Anti Corruption Unit boss Lt. Col. Nakalema

Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has applauded the establishment of the State House Anti Corruption Unit, and says it’s a very great work in progress.

Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, is a Ugandan military officer, who graduated in August 2018, from the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, in Watchfield, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, where she had been admitted in 2017.

The State House Anti Corruption Unit headed by Nakalema was set up to counter overwhelming corruption cases in late 2018 will now make 2 years on 10 in December this year.

Commending herself for a job well done, Nakalema said, “I am grateful to the appointing authority that made me join the rest of the anti-corruption agencies and become the link between State House and other agencies and the public. We all have to work together.”
She disregarded statements that her unit is overshadowing the other anti-corruption agencies, and argued that they instead work together.

Discussing the progress of the barely two year old unit, Nakalema disclosed that they have managed to recover over UGX 1 billion during the execution of their duties.

“We have also managed to bring back Ugandans who were stuck in the Middle East and unfortunately returned some dead bodies. All the companies that export workers abroad that were not licensed have been closed – about 88 of them,” she said.

“For citizens who have paid to meet the president, it is not too late. We are ready to clean up the State House as long as you show us the dirt,” she added.

According to Nakalema, 247 have so far been investigated and arraigned before the courts of law by the unit, plus 24 convictions within two years.

“We are grateful to the judiciary because our cases have special court hearings in different parts of the country,” she said.

Nakalema however admitted that fighting corruption is not easy at all, but a determined team has made it possibly successful to a certain extent.

She said, “Corruption changes face. People are not ready to expose the corrupt because they benefit. A number of the corrupt have been exposed with the help of the media, whistleblowers, and my team, and we have acted.”

“Corruption starts from family. How you bring up the children matters. The schools they go to and what they are taught matters. You find that little children have to buy sweets for their campaigns in schools,” she added, citing that corruption is a rooted evil.

Denying corruption allegations, she said, “I cannot be corrupted when I have a God who can give me anything and also, I can ask for everything I want from President Museveni.”

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DETAILS: How M7’s Security Netted Bobi’s Supporters Who Masterminded Protests After His Arrest…

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Within only the past three days, Police helped by other security agencies has been able to successfully identify, locate and arrest certain individuals who are suspected to have masterminded the massive protests around the city centre and suburban areas, following the brutal arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine last week.

Over 40 people have since been reported dead, and several others are still nursing injuries, mostly bullet wounds from the scuffle.

Ben Kasozi, the man who was seen hitting a police officer on duty with a hammer in a video that went viral online is on of those who were arrested first. He was picked up from his home.

Two other men of those captured on video supplying old car tyres to rioters in the city during the two-day nasty protests are also facing their wrath, as they’re spending time behind bars.

Just yesterday, three other men who were captured in a video undressing people, especially those dressed in NRM yellow attire during the protests have been arrested by Police.

Less than five days back, President Museveni, raging with anger warned that all the perpetrators of the two-day violence will be dealt with in a military manner, as that’s the area of fighting he bragged to know very well.

“They have entered an area of fighting we know very well. Whoever started it will regret it. Those who have been attacking NRM people in Kampala will soon lose that appetite. You will see the uniform of NRM and won’t touch it. They will answer for the crimes they have committed,” Museveni stated.

Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary to affirm Museveni’s statements also yesterday tweeted, “Remember the hooligans on Burton Street, who were attacking people in yellow and forcing, especially women to undress? They are now guests of the state. They will have their day in court.”

A top security source has revealed that CCTV cameras were mainly relied on as evidence bin the operation to arrest the suspects believed to have been behind the violence.

With help of the various CCTV cameras installed in most towns and cities in the country, Police and other security agencies were able to view and review captured events to establish the culprits.

Police understandably did not only use the CCTV cameras to identify the faces of the masterminds, but to also track down their movements. The information which was then supplied to security informants on ground who reported back to the joint security team that later swung into action to make arrests accordingly.

Police equally utilised social media videos as intelligence to pin the violence perpetrators down. Members of the public has effectively captured events as they unfolded in the various parts of the country where the protests happened.

Security sources have also told theGrapevine that plain clothed security personnel have been dispersed among boda boda cyclist to arrest whoever wants to cause chaos starting from those who move past curfew hours on boda bodas and on foot.

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