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Police arrest own officer over armed robbery

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Police arrest own officer over armed robbery

The Uganda Police Crime Intelligence Directorate officers have arrested a police officer and thugs in an attempted robbery case that was reported to Lower Nsooba police station in Mulago Parish, Kampala City.

According to the complainant, a group of six thugs armed with machetes climbed over the fence of Godfrey Saka and gained access into the house.

They cut and injured two of the occupants; Kevin Uwera, the wife to Mr Saka and Batre Benard, the wife to the security guard, with a motive of stealing money.

Detectives from the Directorate of Crime Intelligence embarked on an investigation and it was established that the scheme to rob Mr Saka was orchestrated by Police Constable Joshua Mugoya, attached to Kasangati Police Station.

Asp Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP says Constable Mugoya got a tip from Moses Ruhindi, who is a friend to another suspect identified as Muzeyi. Muzeyi is also friends with Mr Saka the victim.

Muzeeyi sold an idea to rob Mr Saka, whom he suspected to be hiding billions of shillings in the house. The idea was sold to his friend Ruhindi, who also shared it with Constable Mugoya.

Investigations have shown that Constable Mugoya got in touch with Ali Galiwango aka Kapafu, Patrick Jjuuko and others criminals, before a meeting with Ruhindi and Muzeey at a bar in Kasangati to plan the robbery.

Upon getting the details how the robbery was hatched, Crime Intelligence arrested the suspects except Hakim Wasswa, who is still on the run.

“All suspects in custody including the police officer have admitted to participating in the crime. Searches have been conducted at the homes of the suspects where machetes, a toy pistol and other tools suspected to have been used in the robberies were recovered. Police are processing their criminal files with a view of charging them in court. Their file has been forwarded to the office of the DPP for perusal and probably sanctioning it” Owoyesigyire said.

Police is also investigating a couple of other crimes that have in the past happened in areas of Kasangati and Kawempe where homes have been attacked in the similar manner.

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