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PICTURES: Five Notorious Car Thieves Arrested: They Steal Your Car And Dismantle It Like This To Avoid Being Detected, Tracked and Arrested

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Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) has arrested five notorious car thieves.

The suspects identified as Joseph Magoba, Willy Kizza, Gregory Luyinda, Henry Matovu and Mustafah Kayondo, after stealing the cars dismatle them and sell the spares, the useless parts are sold as scrap.

They were arrested from a rented parking yard located at the premises of Daliya Bembe. Police says, “Acting on information provided to police by the area lookout teams about the suspicious activities taking place in the neighbourhood, Nansana Police led by SP. Benard Katwalo conducted a raid on the premises.

Four of the suspects were arrested while dismantling an Toyota Noah car registration number UAR 157N. Police also found another car in the same premises a Toyota Premio UAK 982B, already dismantled. This vehicle was reported missing on Wednesday 29th August 2018 by the owner Mr. Joshua Lubega Babulira.

It’s said to have been stolen from his home at 2 am and a case was opened up at CPS Kampala vide SD REF. 12/29/08/2018.

A number of car accessories like brand new tyres, Mark II windscreens engraved with a registration number (UAF 325K), radio systems were recovered during the search. Police also discovered an isolated burning ground where the non profitable vehicle parts like spinges,wires were suspectedly wasted into ashes to avoid any possible evidence.”

When questioned, the suspects told police that a vehicle weighing between 1,000 and 1500 kg is usually dismantled in less than four hours and sold at an amount between Ushs 2million and Ushs 3million.

In their statement, the suspects revealed that they dismantled vehicles instead of re-selling them in order to avoid being detected, tracked and arrested by the police. The suspects are currently detained at Nansana Police Station pending charges on various cases ranging from stealing of motor vehicles and aggravated robbery.

 

By Edward Mutebi

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Australian National Arrested Trafficking Drugs At Entebbe Airport

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Entebbe airport Security operatives checking one of the shoes

An Australian citizen has been arrested with drugs stashed in locally made women’s shoes at Entebbe airport today.

This was revealed by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango during his address to the press.

Onyango said that Maurice Hendrick Martin, an Australian national was arrested at the airport check point with drugs hidden in locally made women shoes on his way to board an Ethiopia airliner that was heading to Italy.

Hendrick after being arrested by Entebbe airport security

Onyango added that the police sniffer dogs busted Hendrick’s plans of trafficking drugs out of the country. When he was asked where he was taking the drugs, Hendrick denied knowing of any drugs in his luggage adding that he bought the shoes from Kampala streets.

Onyango said that Hendrick is going to be paraded before court so that he faces charges of drugs trafficking.

If he is found guilty, he will have to pay 10 million or face imprisonment. When asked where they are going to keep the drugs, Onyango said that they are treating it as exhibits to be taken to court as evidence.

 

By Derrick Mugoola

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Besigye’s Neighbour Commits Suicide After Testing Positive With HIV/AIDS

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The body of Jennifer Tumuhereze (inset) being taken for postmortem

Residents of Buyinja village near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati are in shock after a woman strangled herself on finding out that she was HIV positive.

Jennifer Tumuhereze (35) was found in her rented apartment in Buyinja village hanging by the rope. Neigbours told this website that Jennifer killed herself after she received terrifying news from the doctor that she was HIV positive.

“When Tumuhereze tested positive with HIV, she ran mad and was rushed to Butabika mental hospital. She later returned stable and started taking her medicine,” one of the locals told the Grapevine.

She was later heard asking neighbours from time to time that, “if someone wants to strangle themselves, what do they do?”

Ronald Namugowa (28), the husband to Jennifer said that, “I woke up in the morning and went for work, I left her in the house healthy and fine. Later in the evening when I came back with a pineapple and ‘kikomando’ (Chapati with beans) to surprise her, I was shocked to find her hanging on the rope next to the entrance of our ‘muzigo’.

Kasangati police was alerted and they removed the body from the rope and took it to Mulago for postmortem before taking it to Kabale for burial.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Ugandan Woman Convicted In UK Court For Mutilating Her Three-Year-Old Daughter

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A mother has been convicted of abusing her 3-year-old daughter in Britain’s first successful prosecution for female genital mutilation.

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty Friday at London’s Central Criminal Court. The mother isn’t being named to protect her child’s identity,

She claimed her daughter suffered an accidental injury, but jurors concluded the child had been cut deliberately.

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Ian Baker said the girl “was subjected to horrific abuse” but made a good recovery.

However, the woman told court the baby “fell on metal and it ripped her private parts” while trying to get a biscuit in August 2017.

Judge Philippa Whipple said a lengthy prison term is in store at the woman’s March 8 sentencing.

Female genital mutilation – intentionally altering or injuring female genital organs for non-medical reasons – has been a crime in Britain since 1985, but this is the first prosecution to result in a conviction.

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