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Two killed, 24 arrested on allegations of terror financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A least two people have been shot dead and 24 others arrested by police crime intelligence in a crackdown on a racket of robberies to finance ADF terror activities in Kampala. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson identified one of the deceased as Farouk Tomusange, alias Juma …

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Mukono police recover properties stolen from UCU students

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono police have displayed several electronic items believed to have been stolen from students of Uganda Christian University-UCU and residents from the nearby communities for collection. The items that were recovered from thugs include flat television sets, smartphones, refrigerators, and computers. Some of the items …

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Abducted family members detained at Special Investigations Unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six family members who were reportedly abducted at the start of this week are being detained at police’s Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, over their relative’s alleged robberies in Kampala metropolitan area. A case of missing persons was reported to Kireka police station by one …

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Kalangala fishermen decry increasing cross-border robberies

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent robberies and targeted attacks by criminals on Lake Victoria waters are threatening the operations of fishermen in Kalangala islands. According to fishermen at Nkose island, Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines, estimated at 480 million …

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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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Flying squad arrest 8 more suspected street robbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Flying Squad Unit has arrested 8 more suspects in connection to the recent street mugging and robberies. This brings to 21, the number of suspects arrested in connection to the incidents that were captured on the security Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system. Led by …

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Suspected killer of Ruharo police OC shot dead in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Mbarara on Tuesday shot dead an army deserter alleged to be behind numerous murders and robberies in the area. Dick Tushemereirwe was killed from Rugarama cell, Biharwe division, Mbarara City North. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson says Tushemereirwe has been …

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Police arrest 68 in crackdown on criminal gangs in Kampala city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty eight suspected criminals have been rounded up in a police swoop in Kampala central business district. The suspects were picked up from Kisenyi and Nakivubo channel in an operation on Wednesday morning involving Field Force Police-FFP officers from Old Kampala police and Central Police stations. …

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Robberies orchestrated by private security guards on the rise – Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have expressed concern over the systematic increase of robberies and thefts perpetrated by private security guards. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that police have of recent registered several cases of robberies and thefts planned and executed by private security guards providing security to business …

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