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Operation: Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robbers,15 to Face Court Martial

Police directorate of Crime Intelligence has concluded an operation in which it arrested notorious armed robbers in Mityana district.

According to Police, the intelligence led operation culminated in the arrest of 7 suspects believed to have been involved in the murder of a one Henry Lubinga and Aggravated Robbery of Shs 2.5m from Sam Kasule, a 25-year-old businessman from Kikandwa.

Reports indicate that the thugs on February 28th at around 8:10pm, armed with an SMG Riffle, and travelling on a motorcycle registration number. UEH 937H attacked Sam Kalule and robbed him of cash (2.5m.

“The victim managed to escape and raised an alarm which attracted several responders from the community.  The suspects shot 6 bullets at them injuring three and killing one,” said police.

The deceased was identified as 24 year old Lubinga Henry and the injured as Arinaitwe Innocent, 41, Sunna Hamza, 22 and Kalema Bumbakali, 47.

These were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital

Police revealed that during their escape, the suspects abandoned their motorcycle number UEH 973F, two bags containing 6 rounds of ammunitions, a power bank, clothes, and a Mobile Phone.

“These suspects were tracked down using our advanced surveillance methods and 7 arrested (4 suspects, 3 accomplices,” Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said

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These included; Munilli Gafizi Fred, 27 of Nyanamugyeera sub county, Kamono Fred, 27, Kapeeka, Nakaseke, Byakatonda Maik 27 of Mityana and the one who suiveilled, Kanamugira Fred alias Kadugata, from Buswabulongo Mityana, Pastor Karuhanga Sam, Akandwanaho Moses and Kahirwa Godfrey.

Police commend the dedicated efforts of the intelligence units that tracked down and arrested the suspects, thus disrupting their activities in the area.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is set to arraign 15 suspects charged with possession of fire arms and being in possession of government stores before the court martial on Tuesday.

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