A total of 13 individuals have been arrested by the police following a violent clash over stolen goods. The police received a tip-off regarding suspected robbers engaged in a heated altercation, endangering each other’s lives due to a dispute over the equal division of looted items.
The brawl unfolded at Nabukenya’s bar, which also functions as a guest house, located in Budonian village-Mengo, within Kampala’s central division. Upon the police’s arrival, the suspects were found with machete-inflicted wounds, resulting in bleeding.
Those injured were identified as Abdul Sselukambo, John Nkurunziza, and Haqsam Mukwaya.
According to Patrick Onyango, the spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, 13 suspects were initially detained. However, it later became evident that some individuals had innocently been caught up in the commotion while simply seeking an enjoyable evening.
“On receiving the information, an operation was swiftly executed, leading to the arrest of the suspects carrying various breaking tools. The subsequent search yielded house-breaking implements, including a hammer, a machete, and a locally made lock-picking device,” said Onyango.
After a thorough screening process was conducted in the presence of local council leaders, 8 suspects were formally charged with possession of house-breaking tools.
The remaining four individuals were identified as Ronald Kalema, a resident of Budonian village, Tonny Ssegujja from Nabulagala, Isaac Kakooza from Budonian village, and Eric Nandala, a resident of Mengo, along with Abdullah Makoomu.