Two armed robbers arrested in Bwebajja; pistol recovered

UPF. SCP Fred Enanga Police Spokesperson

Summary:

  • Police said exhibits of evidential value, that include; an unmarked pistol without a magazine, Ugx 1.5m, a black jumper, hood, face masks, mobile phones with supporting messages, were all recovered, from their known premises, at Nadia Excel Recruitment Ltd, that is rented by Aisha Nanyonga.

Two armed robbers have been arrested in Bwebajja and a pistol recovered. The arrest followed a swift response by police at Katwe and Bwebajja to a disturbance call from Mbadiremu Maria, a 28 year old, mobile money dealer and shop owner, at Bwebajja cell, after she was attacked and robbed, by a thug armed with a pistol.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said the victim was approached by Bugaya Edrine, aged 20, a friend who wanted to withdraw mobile money. During the transaction, at around 11pm, a robber, armed with a pistol, attacked and robbed approximately Ugx 3m from the victim.

“She however, managed to positively identify the armed robber, as a friend to the customer, Bugaya Edrine and suspected foul play. She raised an alarm and also the police counter number, at Bwebajja CPS. The response team established how Bugaya Edrine, had conspired with Bahati Kisekka, the armed suspect, who was also arrested that night,” Enanga said.

Police said exhibits of evidential value, that include; an unmarked pistol without a magazine, Ugx 1.5m, a black jumper, hood, face masks, mobile phones with supporting messages, were all recovered, from their known premises, at Nadia Excel Recruitment Ltd, that is rented by Aisha Nanyonga.

“The pistol was smuggled from South Sudan, by Kiseka Bahati, aged 27, to facilitate their criminal enterprise. We urge the public to make use of the Counter numbers at the nearest police station or post. The system works 24/7. The arrest of the suspects and recovery of exhibits, shows our level of commitment and dedication in the fight against violent armed criminals. The suspects were charged to court for being in possession of an illegal firearm, robbery and related conspiracies,” Enanga said.

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