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City Thugs Had Joint Command

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th July 2002 03:00 AM

ROBBERS who terrorised the city had a ‘high command’ which met daily to review their operations, security sources said yesterday.

ROBBERS who terrorised the city had a ‘high command’ which met daily to review their operations, security sources said yesterday.

By Vision Reporter ROBBERS who terrorised the city had a ‘high command’ which met daily to review their operations, security sources said yesterday. Sources in “Operation Wembley, the code-name for the anti-robbery offensive in Kampala, quoted robbery suspects as saying their leaders met daily to review operations and plan new ones. Their target was how to grab money from forex bureaux or individuals. The deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Col. Elly Kayanja, heads the operation which also includes civilian volunteers like former Iganga LC5 chairman George Bageya. Sources said Operation Wembley had disorganised the robbers’ high command and several of their leaders had been killed. President Yoweri Museveni recently met Col. Kayanja’s team and told them not to “leave any stone unturned,” sources said. “The robbers referred to some people as investors. The investors were those who used to lend them guns in exchange for big financial returns,” the sources said. Investors is the term the robbers used to refer to their sources of guns, fuel and information, the sources said. The sources said UPDF soldiers, army veterans and intelligence workers are among those “Operation Wembley” is watching or investigating. Other sources said a junior army officer in Bombo barracks has been implicated as a robbery accomplice. Col. Kayanja’s team is holding about 40 robbery suspects. On July 22, Kayanja in a military fatigues and escorted by about 10 soldiers, picked Capt. Kabusenene at The New Vision offices on Third Street Industrial Area at around 4:00pm. Kabusenene is detained at Mbuya military barracks. Police spokesman Asuman Mugenyi said he had no information linking Kabusenene to robbers. “You better call the military,” he said yesterday. Kabusenene was shot and wounded on June 14, during a shoot-out between the police and robbers. Ends

City Thugs Had Joint Command

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