Crime & Investigation

Woman Breaks Into Shop, Blames Evil Spirits



Police in Ntinda have in detention a 28 year old woman who was arrested for breaking into a shop and stealing merchandise worth shs 20 million.

The suspect who has been identified as Diana Babirye is a resident of Kitintale, a Kampala suburb.

According to police, Babirye was arrested after stealing goods from a friend’s shop located in Ntinda Kigoowa last week.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire in a statement said Babirye hatched a plan of looting her friend’s property days after information made rounds that her friend was tired of the shop business and was searching for a new job.

Police said that each time the victim sought an appointment with the “would be employers”, the unsuspecting victim would leave her friend Babirye at the shop giving her a chance to duplicate the shop keys.

Owoyesigire said that on Friday the suspect broke into the shop and looted almost all merchandise.

He however noted that Ntinda Police officers were able to recover them.

It is said police tracked Babirye’s phone and call data which placed her at the shop location by the time of the breaking.

Upon arrest, a number of goods were recovered from her home in Luzira Kirombe.

Upon interrogation, the police publicist said that she admitted having stolen the goods but blamed it on evil spirits, saying that she was confused and did not know what she was doing.

The suspect is currently detained at Ntinda Police Station under charges of theft pending arraignment before courts of law.

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