KAMPALA: Police Busts Panga Wielding Gang, Arrests 6

By Our Reporter




Kampala Metropolitan police has busted a criminal gang of panga wielding members in Gayaza Trading Centre, Gayaza Ward, Kasangati Town Council, Wakiso District.


According to Assistant Superintendent of Police, Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan, Luke Owoyesigyire, the gang was busted on the night of March 7th, 2023, after a tip off that there was a group of armed thugs in Gayaza Trading Centre.


“A team of officers conducted surveillance in the area, and at 10:30 PM, officers from Kasangati Police Station carried out an operation and arrested five suspects,” Owoyesigyire said.


He identified the suspects as Kawoya Charles (male juvenile, 17), Sekubuge Akiram (male adult, 23), Mwesigwa Enock (male adult, 32), Sagara Denis (male adult, 27), and Mwanja Ivan (male adult, 31 adding that Nekesa Rachael, the female adult (29) and wife of Richard Mwesigwe, the suspected commander, is still at large.


“During the operation, the police recovered eight sharpened pangas, six pit axes, five spanners, two motorcycles (UEF 094E Yamaha red in colour, UEK 221S Bajaj boxer red in colour), and a box containing nails,” he revealed.


Owoyesigyire also says it was discovered that the criminals had planned to attack the Namugongo areas revealing that further investigations are ongoing, including a search of the suspects’ homes and efforts to trace those still at large.

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