Category Archives: Crime

Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing

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Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing.

By Obedgiu Samuel

By the time Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga the speaker of Parliament of Uganda is tasking the legislators to take up the seemingly abandoned responsibilities of the Minister of Internal affairs as Uganda Police Force and UPDFs are on a blame game, just know things are falling apart.

Police Hunt Hackers of Kapelebyong Headteacher

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Kapelebyong Police are hunting for two men accused of hacking to death a retired headteacher. The suspects are Simon Okitoi and Robert Eloket, both residents of Acanga village in Acowa sub-county in Kapelebyong district. They are wanted for hacking to death 64-year-old Joseph Ojakala on Monday night in connection to a land dispute. 

The suspects are nephews to the deceased, who has also been the custodian of their property including land. David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says they are hunting for the suspects that he notes could still be hiding within Kapelebyong or Teso districts.  

Kidnaps: Mother Spends UGX 8M to Search for Missing Two Sons

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Solome Nakibuuka seated at home in Busabala and her young children. Photo by Cynthia Naggayi.

December 8th, 2020 will take long to fade from the memory of Solome Nakibuuka, 44, a resident of Busabala, Wakiso district. It’s the day when her two sons— 23-year-old Denis Matovu and 25 year Richard Sonko—went missing. Nakibuuka says her sons were cab drivers, with Sonko often chauffeuring money loaded South Sudanese around Kampala while Matovu was a gig driver, chauffeuring anyone who wanted a special car hire. 

On the day they were kidnapped, Nakibuuka says Matovu left home around 6:00 am, going to meet his brother Sonko at Lukuli- Nanganda trading center in Makindye, who had got him an assignment of driving a lawyer for a full day. She did not communicate with any of them during the day.

Priest At Large for Impregnating Two Girls, Child Neglect

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The Child and Family Protection Unit-CFPU at Arua Regional Headquarters are hunting for Rev. Fr. Edward Eguma, the Nyadri Catholic Parish in Maracha district to answer charges of child neglect and desertion. It follows the priest’s failure to show at Arua Police Station where he is needed for child neglect and desertion. 

Trouble for Fr. Eguma started last week when his former helper, Florence Edede filed a case of child neglect and desertion against him at Arua Police Station. Edede, who is looking after a one and five months old boy, claimed that the priest abandoned her in rented premises in Onduparaka trading Center after impregnating her.

Three Arrested over Murder and Aggrevated Robbery

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Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to URN.

Police in Kakumiro are holding three suspects for allegedly strangling to death a boda boda rider before robbing his motorcycle.

The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are accused of waylaying Adam Baguma 20, a boda boda rider and a resident of Kyakinaka Village in Bwanswa Subcounty of Kakumiro district. The incident happened on Monday night.  

Police In Strict Enforcement of Night Curfew in Amuru to Combat Criminal Gangs

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There is strict enforcement of the nighttime curfew in Amuru district to get rid of criminal gangs from major trading centers. For a week now, police officers backed by the military start enforcing the curfew as early as 7:00 pm and stop at 06:00 am. The nationwide curfew imposed by the president to contain the spread of COVID-19 runs from 9 pm to 6 am.  

All shops are expected to follow the extraordinary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Amuru has been battling criminal elements that waylay and rape their female victims, rob their valuables and threaten peace and stability in Pabbo Town Council; Amuru; Guruguru and Lamogi Sub-Counties since December last year.  

Bobi Wine drags URA to Court Over Armoured Vehicle Recall

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Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has petitioned the High Court in Kampala challenging the decision by the Uganda Revenue Authority to recall his vehicle for a verification process.

Through his lawyers; Wameli and Company Advocates, Kyagulanyi says that he has been targeted since he participated in politics especially after the recently concluded presidential elections. He says that his properties, including vehicles, have been unlawfully impounded or retained by the government.

Four Arrested for Robbing City Businessman of 100,000 Euros

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The special investigations Division SID has in custody four people believed to have executed a robbery of €100,000 (about 250million shillings) from a city businessman in Kampala.            

CID spokesperson Charles Twine said the four suspects riding on 4 motorcycles targeted Kannankutty Krisnamoham an Indian national and businessman in Kampala who had just checked out of the bank on February 8th on Jinja Road opposite Bank of Africa in Kampala and robbed him.   

Luwero Accident Claims Three, Critically Injures Seven Others

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A speeding taxi has knocked a motorcycle killing three people and injuring seven others critically in Luwero town.

The accident occurred opposite Luwero Boys Primary School in Luwero town council along Kampala-Gulu highway around 1:30 pm on Monday. 

The accident involved a taxi registration number UBJ 164M commonly known as drone and a motorcycle registration number UEG 809E.

Nov 18th Bobi Wine arrest Riots: Missing Irreplaceable Lives Lost, Financial Support

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“Gift used to pick my calls. As I told you, I am a councilor. He is the one who used to pick my phone calls or make phone calls,” Happy Namatovu Ssempaka says her son, Gift Samuel Nsubuga, 16-year-old, shot in November 18th riot in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb, was her interpreter.  

Namatovu, is deaf, meaning her deceased son was a vital part of her life matrix. Representing people with disabilities in Kawempe Division Council, she has already tested the perils of her son’s demise. “Now, the people I represent quarrel because they call and no one picks, they say I am not working,” she says.  

15 Murdered in Acholi From January to February

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At least 15 people have been murdered in Acholi Sub –Region between the months of January and February, according to police reports.

Agago district had the highest number of murder cases at seven followed by Amuru with four cases, reported to police. Gulu and Lamwo had two cases each.

A recent murder case was reported to police on Sunday in Agago where an eighteen-year-old girl identified as Collins Acayo, a Senior two student of Adilang Secondary School in Agago, was discovered dead in the bush with a slit throat. Police report indicates that the deceased was allegedly murdered during a revenge attack.

Sad: 20 UPDF Veteran Soldiers Injured in Kibuku Accident

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Twenty Uganda People’s Defense Forces-veterans are nursing injuries they sustained in a road accident at Nabiswa village in Kibuku district this morning. 

Witnesses say the accident occurred after a Prado TX Registration number UBC 391B rammed into a UPDF truck registration number H4DF2318, which was transporting an unspecified number of veterans. 

36 Jailed Bobi Wine /NUP Supporters Seek Bail from High Court

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At least three dozen supporters of National Unity Platform who were denied bail by the Court Martial have made a bid for freedom before the High Court Criminal Division in Kampala.

  The group that is currently in Kitalya and Kigo prisons on charges of illegal possession of ammunition comprises both male and female detainees. 

They are; Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li, Edward Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe, Hassan Ssemakula alias Abdul Souldier, Kenny Kyalimpa ,  Mudde Ntambi, William Nyanzi alias Mbogo, Lukeman Mwijukye alias Kampala, Muhammad Nsubuga alias Eddoboozi ,   Adam Matovu, Shakirah Nambozo alias Sukie,  Ibrahim Tamale, Muzafuru Mwanje alias Main Gate alias Muwa, Ismail Nyanzi Kaddu, Achileo Kivumbi, Joseph Onzima alias Tawa , Anthony Agaba alias Bobi Young and Robert Kivumbi alias Mighty Family.