Kifeesi Crack down : Three Notorious Gang Leaders Arrested

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The Kampala Metropolitan Police have arrested more than 50 suspected criminals in a city roundup aimed at cleaning all areas commonly known as black spots.

The move follows an increase in city crime rate, despite high deployment by the police and subsequent 24-hour patrols.

Katwe Police Station Division Police Commander Frantile Lwamusayi said that in the operation, among the 50 arrested were three suspected notorious criminals who they accuse of terrorizing people in the city and have been on their wanted list for some time.

Lwamusayi said that these three have been involved in a number of burglaries in the area. The suspects were arrested from Kabowa, Wankulukuku, Ndeeba and Katwe.

The three were identified as; Edward Lugolobi 30, a resident of Kabowa , Musa Kalule 25, (Kitebi) and Sulaiman Nabambula 18, from Ndeeba a Kampala suburb.f

Katwe Police Station Division Police Commander Frantile Lwamusayi said the operations last week followed public outcry over the increasing criminality in the area.

“We have been getting many reports of burglary, robbery and assaults. At times people get stabbed or hit by the iron bar hitmen on their way back home at night,” he said.m

“We used our crime preventers to gather information about the criminals and where they operate. That is how we managed to arrest them,” he added.

Lwamusayi said that these three have been involved in a number of burglaries in the area. The suspects were arrested from Kabowa, Wankulukuku, Ndeeba and Katwe.

The suspects were arrested following a police operation in Lubaga and Makindye division in which 50 criminals were netted.

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