Kampala Police Operation Nets 35 Suspects In City Hunt.
Written by Editor on February 4, 2021
Following a series of complaints from traders and members of the public whose property has been stolen on the streets of Kampala, police has today afternoon carried out an operation in areas of Arua Park, Wilson Street and surrounding places that got 35 suspects arrested.
Commanded by ASP David Nahamya the new Kampala Central Police Station-CPS, the operation that started at around 1PM was a response to cries of cases of street mugging, theft and pick-pocketing, theft of women’s hand bags which have all been reported to CPS.
The police did today’s work with the help of covert intelligence personnel who nabbed suspects that were taking refuge in building basements and corridors. Also, a group of youth who tried to mix with other people that were taking a rest at City Square, were also picked by police.
A police officer who took part in the operation but preferred anonymity said most of the youth arrested had been monitored using Closed Circuit Television –CCTV cameras and wondered why they were denying.
“We don’t just grab people from streets. In areas where we carried out the operation, there were very many youths but we did not arrest all of them,” another policeman in the operation said. These ones we have been monitoring using cameras and our covert teams. We have the right suspects.”
By press time, all the suspects had been gathered at CPS reception as their particulars were being recorded. Police officers said they would screen the suspects so that those who are innocent are released unconditionally.
According to police,, the suspects will be screened and those without any cases will be released unconditionally, while the rest will be arraigned before Courts of law.