Crime & Investigation

Head of Ibanda Crime Preventers Held for Stealing Shs 3 million

Police in Ibanda are holding the head of crime preventers in Ibanda Municipality, ed Savino Baguma commonly known as Cobra for stealing Shs 3.4million from a man.

Baguma is accused of conniving with a bar attendant at Shelter Bar and Lodges, capsule one Maureen Kirabo to extort one of the customers identified as Robert Bwenge.

Police say last Saturday night, Baguma hatched a plan with Kirabo and falsely accused Mr Bwengye of refusing to pay, after which they threatened to call police on him.

In a scuffle that ensued, the accused reportedly removed all the money that Bwengye had in his pocket and took it.

The victim says he was helped by boda boda cyclists who arrested Cobra on Monday morning and handed him over to the police.

Ibanda District Police Commander Denis Ochama revealed that they have been receiving numerous complaints from the residents about the head of crime preventers, who he said would be stripped of his duties and charged in courts of law.

The suspect admitted to the crime at Ibanda Police and asked to be pardoned.

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