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Suspects in Kololo viral robbery video arrested

Police have identified the Ethiopian diplomat attacked and robbed by a deadly boda boda gang in Kololo on February 25.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the Directorate of Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit arrested the thugs who were caught on CCTV cameras robbing the diplomat.

The intelligence-led operation to arrest the criminals was in the areas of Kisenyi Near Link Bus terminal.

he operation was focused on thugs who knock down their victims before robbing them of their money and electronic devices.

Owoyesigyire said that two incidents were registered last week at Buganda Road and another along prince Charles avenue where one Dawit Kasa, a diplomat with the Ethiopian Embassy was robbed. A video that was captured by the Turkish Embassy cameras has since gone viral.

He said Items like phones worth Shs2.8m and a Laptop were robbed from him.

He further disclosed that four suspects believed to have participated in these separate incidents have been arrested.

The suspects have been identified as Abdullamani Bakata alias Pancho, Nsubuga Emmanuel, Wanandya Agustine and Muwanda Ivan.

Owoyesigyire added that during the operation, the task teams also shot and put out of action one suspect only identified as Alipanda.

It is alleged that officers met serious resistance while arresting Alipanda and a bullet was discharged by one of the officers injuring him.

He later succumbed to his injuries on the way to Mulago hospital. His body was later conveyed to city mortuary Mulago while investigations into the shooting incident have also commenced.

“However, it should be noted that investigating teams had received sufficient information against that deceased person to have participated in the robberies that happened last week along Buganda Road of Shs7 m and other devices, the incident of rape and robbery that happened in a home of a female adult in Kayunga, at Mini price where he led a group to rob Abdallah Wanda of Shs16m and having led 17 suspects at Jinja CPS to escape from Lawful custody”.Owoyesigyire said.

Exhibits including 20 mobile phones, ATM cards and IDs of different nationals suspected to have been robbed, were recovered from their base of operation.

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