140 suspected criminals rounded up
Publish Date: Apr 02, 2009
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By Chris Kiwawulo

THE Police rounded up 140 suspected criminals, mainly youth, on Wednesday in Kampala.

Fifteen suspects were children under 14 years, while 126 were between 18 and 30 years.
All the suspects were male.

Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said 90 of the suspects were brought in from Katwe Police Division, while the rest were from Old Kampala Police Station.

The suspects were screened at Katwe Police Station.

The 15 children under 14 years were counselled and cautioned before they were handed over to their parents.

The rest were whisked away to Nsangi Court in Wakiso district, where Nabakooba said they would be charged.

“They face charges of robbery, theft and possession of marijuana. We found some of them with knives and others with marijuana. These are the people who waylay and rob people,” she said.

Nabakooba told parents to take care of their children. Most of the juveniles were arrested from video halls in Kisenyi, Katwe, Kibuye, Clock Tower and Nsambya, all city suburbs.

“Next time we get their children, we shall take them to Naguru Remand Home,” she said.

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