By Prossy Namiiro
The directorate of crime intelligence and flying squad unit have today conducted an intelligence led operation in areas of Kisenyi Near Link Bus terminal and arrested four suspects believed to have participated in the attack of Dawit Kasa, a diplomat with Ethiopian Embassy on February 25th.
Police has identified the suspects as Abdullamani Bakata alias Pancho , Nsubuga Emmanuel , Wanandya Agustine and Muwanda Ivan.
According to Assistant Police Spokesperson in the Metropolitan area Luke Oweyesigire, the arrested are believed to be culprits who knock down their victims before robbing them of their Money and Electronic devices.
“Items like phones worth 2.8m and a Laptop were robbed from him. A video that was captured by the Turkish Embassy cameras has since gone viral.” He said
A one Alipanda, also a suspect believed to be the master mind behind some of the robberies that happened last week along Buganda Road was shot while resisting arrest.
“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.” Luke revealed.
Police believes that Alipanda participated in the robberies that happened last week along Buganda Road of 7M Uganda shillings 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 16m Uganda shillings and having led 17 suspects at Jinja CPS to escape from Lawful custody.
” Exhibits include 20 mobile phones, ATM cards and IDs of different nationals suspected to have been robbed, were recovered from their base of operation.” He added.
The hunt for the other members of the group is ongoing.