The Police in Kampala have revealed that they have finally arrested 5 suspected members of a machete – wielding gang who were captured on CCTV inside the compound of a home in Nabweru – Nansana, Wakiso district after a two months search.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, told journalists on Wednesday that they retrieved the footage, adding that Crime Intelligence team has been tracking the suspects until Tuesday night, when they apprehended some of them in Kawempe, Nansana and Kasubi areas.
Owoyesigyire identified those arrested as Jamada Ngobi, and his colleague Henry Mpima, who then confessed to being part of the group that raided the home in Nabweru municipality and when interrogated, they revealed the identities of their colleagues leading to the arrest of three other people while others are still at large.
Police identified the other suspects as Brian Owuma, Vincent Sserungonji, Joel Kawesi and Ben Ninsima, who were picked up from Kasubi and Nansana by Crime Intelligence teams. Owoyesigyire said that they have since established that this is a large group that has been moving at night with machetes breaking into houses and terrorizing people stressing that they are still hunting for the remaining gang members who are on the run.
According to police records, the same gang group participated in other robberies in Wamala zone, Nansana on May 18th, 2021 where they raped one of the victims and one of the gang members was on July 13th, 2021 killed by a mob in another foiled robbery in Kyebando, Kawempe division.