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Police arrest six masterminds of Kampala-Mityana highway robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Flying Squad Unit has arrested six suspected masterminds of highway robberies along Kampala-Mityana road. Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has identified the suspects as Ibrahim Ssemuwemba, a resident of Busega Rubaga division in Kampala, Ignatius Lwassampijja, a resident of …

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CID grills Saudi businessman over missing Ugandan domestic worker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Saudi businessman, Majed Al-Abass has failed to explain the whereabouts of his Ugandan maid Martha Apio. The businessman told anti-human trafficking detectives at CID headquarters in Kibuli that he does not know where Apio, whom he employed in 2018 as a domestic worker is. The …

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CID recovers UGX 11.6Bn stolen from teachers fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate -CID has recovered another 7.8 Billion Shillings in the ongoing probe of mass embezzlement that hit the teachers revolving fund. President Yoweri Museveni pledged and ordered for release of Shillings 25 billion purposely to improve primary school teachers welfare. It was later …

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Parents conned UGX 1Bn in school fees scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has arrested a woman suspected to be the ringleader of fraudsters who reportedly defrauded parents more than one Billion Shillings in a school fees scam. Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson identified the suspect as Edith Nasoozi, a teacher and a resident of …

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Security agencies, immigration probe organ transplant rackets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint team of investigators from various security agencies and immigration is probing the increasing claims of Ugandan domestic workers whose internal organs have illegally been removed. The police team is comprised of detectives from the forensic department, Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), Interpol, while others …

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Woman arrested with 90 heroin pellets at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Narcotic Police Unit at Entebbe International Airport is holding a 29-year-old woman on charges of drug trafficking from Uganda to India. Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID spokesperson has identified the suspect as Carol Birungi, who was found with 90 pellets of heroin drugs, …

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CID cautions bigwigs against defying criminal summons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate is concerned over the increasing failure by bigwigs to comply with criminal summons. CID spokesperson Charles Twine says that many people especially those holding public offices are increasingly dodging summons even when they are delivered to them, their personal assistants or their …

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CID probes UPDF captain for hiring guards to torture builders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The general crimes department in the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) is investigating Captain Lillian Namara from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF for allegedly hiring private guards from Arrow security to abduct and torture her builders. CID Spokesperson Charles Twine, says that the general crimes team …

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59 terror suspects detained without trial for 70 days

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint anti-terrorism operations team has held 59 terror suspects for more than 70-days without trial. In his address on November 20, President Yoweri Museveni said that up to 106 terror suspects had been arrested for their involvement in subversive activities. Out of 106 mentioned …

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