- Gang arrested robbing from MTN warehouse
- Three in custody over Nateete businessman's murder
By Joseph Mutebi, Henry Kasomoko, H. Nkalubo, S. Nabulya and Ali Wasswa
KAMPALA - A top notorious thug was over the weekend taken out of action when Police surrounded an MTN warehouse in Ntinda that was being ransacked.
The armed thug, only identified as Jose, commanded a gang of nine men who were stealing cables from the warehouse.
The Police Flying Squad arrested eight of them while two others managed to escape. Reports indicate that Jose was just a month-old resident of Mulimira Zone in Kamwokya.
CIID boss Hebert Wanyoto said they got a tipoff that a gang of armed thugs were plotting to raid the warehouse. The Police trailed the thugs and caught them loading a Nissan pickup, UAD 453J they had parked in the compound, with cables.
Those arrested included Meddie Kaaya, 21, of Wakiso; Vincent Nkugwa a driver who operates near Nakawa market, George Wandera, 24, who operates between Busia and Ntinda, Geoffrey Abukulama, 37, of Mbuya Central Zone, Willy Ntege 17, of Mbuya Zone I and Musa Mawejje aka Hassan Musa, 22, of Nansana.
Kaaya said they were just winding up their mission and had loaded the last of the cables when police got them unawares.
He said the two who managed to escape, including a one 'Commando Nfudu', a notorious thug on the Police radar, fled with a gun and some cables.
Kira Road police boss, Alex Edunyu, said that they already had leads on the whereabouts of the thugs that fled and it was just a matter of time before they are arrested.
Edunyu reiterated that Metropolitan police commander Andrew Kaweesi gave them express orders to shoot armed robbers and they would intensify operations to weed out these thugs.
Three arrested over businessman's murder
(L-R) Kyambadde, Alike and Magezi are suspects in Biyomweisho's murder
The warehouse operation came a day after a businessman, Innocent Biyomweisho of Nateete was gunned down Friday night as he locked up his Coline Mine Supermarket.
The suspects are Andrew Magenzi, 27, Ali Alike and Wilson Kyambadde, all residents of Nateete-Lubaga.
Reports indicate that Innocent was having a conversation with Magezi when he was shot by unknown assailants but he was not harmed in anyway.
By the time Innocent was shot, the security guard, Alike, was having dinner at the back of the building and returned to find his boss' body lying in a pool of blood with a bullet wound in the forehead.
The assailants made off with sh70m and airtime worth sh500,000. Innocent was laid to rest Sunday at Ruhama in Ntungamo district.
Katwe Police investigations boss, Benon Ayebare, said the suspects would remain in custody as investigations go on. The case is registered as SD:96/13/09/2013.