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HE IS ARMED AND DANGEROUS: 4 Arrested As Security Zeros Down On Assailants Circulating Threatening Letters, Shs20 Million Bounty Put On Their Leader’s Head

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Four suspects have been arrested as security agencies continue to hunt for a group of people who are circulating anonymous threatening letters demanding for money from the business community within Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area, the Grapevine has learnt.

The group code named “The People’s Agency” is led by a one John Mwanje a.k.a Brandon a.k.a Brian.

Other members of this group include; Kenneth Sebaggala, a resident of Nansana, John Bosco Kimera who stays in Sweden, Douglas Kakande a.k.a Darion, a resident of Masanafu, Herbert Mwanje, Allan Kitonsa and Herbert Muwonge, a Safe boda rider who was being used to deliver these letters.

Their arrest came after a joint security team arrested panga wielding thugs who attacked and injured Indian investors at a metal fabrication factory at Kabembe, robbing them of 100 million and other valuables.

Hakim Kigozi, a resident of Nansana revealed names of his colleagues who had planned to attack and robbed sand mining businessmen in Lwera led by Medi Kawooya.

Their arrest and questioning led the investigators into unearthing of vital information about “The Peoples Agency” group headed by a one John Mwanje.

The arrest of these suspects comes after the 11th October 2018 address by Deputy Spokesperson for Uganda Police Force SP. Patrick Onyango who revealed that there is a syndicate of criminal elements delivering intimidating messages to investors and demanding for payment of money in foreign currencies ranging from USD 30,000 to USD 45,000 within a period of three months as contribution towards the activities of the criminal gang.

“The entire public especially the boda boda riders are called upon to be cautious especially when it comes to delivery packages given to them by strangers.  We implore the riders to always note down active phone contacts and take photographs of the sender in case they are not given a chance to check the contents of the packages,” Onyango said.

The security agencies believe that these large sums of money demanded may be intended to facilitate criminal activities, terrorism among others.

On the other note, Police deputy Publicist Onyango called upon the general public to alert any nearest police station incase wanted suspect is sighted in their areas or surroundings and also availed a tollfree number 0800200009.

The ring leader John Mwanje who is wanted by police

A 20 MILLION REWARD ON MWANJE’S WHEREABOUTS.

Police has issued a reward of Shs 20,000,000/= (twenty million shillings only) to anybody that can provide useful information leading to the arrest of John Mwanje, who has been heading this group.

Police says Mwanje is suspected to be the mastermind of major robberies in and around Kampala and is believed of be armed and dangerous.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Cranes Top Supporter Uncle Money Remanded For Killing City Businessman

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Uganda Cranes number one supporter Jackson Sewanyana alias Uncle Money has been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over the murder of a city businessman. 

Buganda road court magistrate Miriam Ayo Okello charged Sewanyana who also doubles as the Kasubi zone IV Vice Chairperson and Benson Senyonga, his defense secretary with manslaughter.

According to the charge sheet, the accused together with others at large on 16/08 this year killed Siraja Akim Tumusiime a city businessman.

Tumusiime, a phone dealer at Mutasa Kafeero plaza was called by Uncle Money to buy their phones. When the deceased met them at Kasubi, uncle money grabbed him by the neck to forced him into a valley while warning him that he was going to be killed. 

Abdul Mulembe, a brother to the deceased told this website that he followed uncle money with his brother until they warned him to stop following them, he feared and backed off.

He said that when Uncle Money murdered the deceased, he dumped the body at Mulago mortuary where the family picked it from.

The case was adjourned to 1/10/2019.

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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FINDING NAGIRINYA’S KILLERS: CID Detectives On Late Nagirinya’s Murder Case Interrogate Family Members As CMI Dispatches Deadly Operatives To Hunt For Killers…

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Top detectives who are on the task of unmasking the assailants who kidnaped and later murdered Maria Nagirinya, a project manager with Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), a non-governmental organization based in Muyenga Kampala and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa have continued to interrogate her close family members.

Sources in police homicide division have told the Grapevine that among the people who were grilled are those who were with the deceased on the last day when he was kidnapped. It’s should be remembered that on the day she was kidnapped, Nagirinya spent the later hours at the home of Sylvia Nakayenga, commonly known as Maama Vienney in Nalumunye Jomayi Estate in Kyengera town council.

Nakayenga is a city businesswoman and a close friend to Mzee Francis  Lubowa, a seasoned politician and the father to late Nagirinya. Detectives on the investigating team revealed that Nagirinya always visited Nakayenga whenever she wanted to booze and detectives wanted to know whether she told Nakayenga anything before leaving in the late hours.

Lawrence Kitayimbwa’s brother told this reporter that it was Nakayenga who called his brother to go and pick the drunk Nagirinya from her home. When contacted to confirm Lawrence’s statements, Charles Twine the spokesperson of the directorate of Criminal Intelligence Directorate said that the detectives are tirelessly working and they will leave no stone unturned. He confirmed that they have interrogated a number of people including family members but he refused to reveal their names.

Atwine told the Grapevine that if they reveal the names of the people they have interrogated, it will create enmity and divisions among the family members because they will start pointing fingers at each other.

He told us that they are also trying to protect the people who are helping the detectives in investigating the matter because they are all potential witnesses in court and they fear exposing them. When we asked Atwine to confirm our source’s information that the detectives who are investigating this murder have been joined by other from other intelligent agencies like Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), he said that they are working with a number of combative and non-combative detectives to reach the killers.

Efforts to speak to Brigadier Richard Kalemire were futile since he has been not picking our calls.

By Jamil Lutakome

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FINDING NAGIRINYA’S KILLER: The Man Looks Like Criminal Turned Security Informer Sobi – Ugandans Weigh In On Police CCTV Footage Of Suspect…

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As the search for the killers of Ms. Mariam Nagirinya and her driver Mr. Kitayimbwa continues, Ugandans have weighed in on the man in the video that was circulated yesterday, of the man who allegedly kidnapped her.

Yesterday, the police Deputy Press and Public Relations Officer, ACP Polly Namaye released a statement asking the public to help them identify the man who was driving the deceased’s vehicle minutes after her kidnap in the CCTV footage they released.

Namaye wrote, “The Uganda Police Force and sister security agencies have retrieved CCTV images showing incidents that occurred prior to and after the kidnapping of Ms Nagirinya Mariam and her driver Mr. Kitayimbwa Ronald on 28th August 2019. This is therefore to appeal to members of the public, and to any other person(s) who have useful information, leading to the arrest of this suspect in the pictures to contact the nearest Police station or call telephone numbers: 0714667793/ 0714668079/0714668105or toll free 0800909990/ 800121222. A BIG REWARD AWAITS.”

Since yesterday, Ugandans have been scratching their heads in a bid to help police identify the man in the CCTV footage, by morning today, a look-a-like had surfaced and it is the serial criminal turned security informer Paddy Sserunjoji alias Sobi. Here are some of the comments from Ugandans:

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