Police in Nansana have arrested a notorious thug and launched a manhunt for his accomplices following a series of robberies in the area.
The suspect identified as Ssozi Derrick 20, was arrested during an intelligence-led operation in areas of Kisumu Village, Nabweru division in Wakiso district
Ssozi, a resident of the same area was found allegedly surveilling the area while carrying a backpack.
An immediate search was conducted and officers recovered the following items from his backpack; 1 Panga wrapped in a red cloth, 2 knives, 1cutter and 2 harmers. The bag is also suspected to be stolen.
Detectives proceeded to his place of residence where another search was carried out and several suspected stolen properties were recovered.
These include; 2 television sets, 2 woofers, 2 fans, three master keys, 1 Techno smartphone, cash amounting to four million fifty thousand Ugandan shillings (4,050,000) and other household items valued at thirteen million (13 million) Shillings.
Police also recovered two Motorcycles Reg nos. UFA 513J and UFL 408A suspected to be stolen, breaking implements, 3 Master keys, a cutter (blue cover), 5 notes of South Sudanese pounds in the denomination of 50, 50 notes of Kenyan shillings, one hundred rupees, 5 suspected stolen mobile phones of infinix hot 10 among others.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said in a statement that their team has intensified operations to find his colleagues who are suspected to have been working with him in these robberies.
“We would like to applaud the Joint task team for the work done in Nabweru in recovering these stolen items and making the arrest. The community is urged to remain vigilant so as to fight criminal gangs in their areas of residence,” said Owoyesigyire.
According to police, the suspect is currently detained by Nansana police as investigations continue.