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West Nile receives motorcycles to fight crime in hard to reach areas

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The department of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID in four districts of West Nile has been boosted with new motorcycles to detect and fight crime in hard to reach areas. The bajaj motorcycles with private number plates supplied by the police headquarters were handed over to the …

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50-year-old Busia woman banished for battering teenage husband

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Angry residents of Mbaale village in Masaba sub-county in Busia district have banished a woman from her marital home for allegedly battering her teenage husband. Violet Akuku aged 50 and 17-year-old James Mudir have been married for the last three years. However, Mudira, who rides …

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CCTV captures panga-wielding thugs in Nansana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four machete-wielding thugs stormed  private homes in Wakiso District Saturday morning but back off when an electric alarm went off. CCTV cameras caught the hooded thugs armed with machetes breaking into the premises in Kibwa-Nabweru in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District . Police investigations …

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Police to procure more drones to improve aerial surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF has resolved to procure more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-UAV alias drones to improve aerial surveillance and response to crime incidents. According to police sources, the decision is in line with the president’s comments during the State of the Nation Address on the need …

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Changing mode of crime worries regional intelligence agencies

EA-FLU’s mandate is to support and facilitate regional cooperation initiatives to curb terrorism and transnational threats Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A regional body charged with intelligence and surveillance on cross-border organized crime is worried at the changing face of crime and how it is becoming more sophisticated. The Eastern Africa …

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POLICE: At least 12 Ugandans were murdered daily in 2020

📌 POLICE CID REPORT 2020 • 4,460 killed in 20 months • 547 persons lynched • 1,358 death via assaults •  547 hit with blunt objects • Majority are assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, mob action 📌 OTHERS • Sh15 billion lost in cybercrimes • Sh4 billion lost in fraudulent land deals • 3,516 motorcycles stolen, …

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Police, military to set up joint canine unit in Karamoja to fight crime

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Operation Committee chaired by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola has resolved to establish a military and police canine unit in Karamoja sub-region to help field security personnel in fighting criminality. A canine unit comprises well-trained dogs and personnel that help in …

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DNA: Uganda Police profiles 800 hardcore criminals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Police Force (UPF) has profiled 853 repeated offenders also known as serial criminals across the country. The profiles include the photos, DNA samples and case records of serial criminals in various parts of the country. Although the profiled criminals are drawn from …

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Covid-19 restrictions aided crime free new year celebrations in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Aswa river region has attributed the crime-free New Year festivities in Acholi sub-region to the tight covid-19 restrictions that barred large gatherings. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa river region police spokesperson says for the first time, the New Year celebrations in Acholi …

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