Police detectives 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 the areas of Kisumu Village, Nabweru Division in Wakiso District on April 24, 2022, at around 9 pm.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says 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; 01 Panga wrapped in a red cloth, 02 knives, 01cutter, and 02 harmers. The bag is also suspected to be stolen,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Detectives proceeded to his place of residence where another search was carried out and several suspected stolen properties were recovered. These include; 02 television sets, 02 woofers, 02 fans, three master keys, 01 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.”
Owoyesigyire further revealed that they also recovered two Motorcycles Reg nos. UFA 513J and UFL 408A are suspected to be stolen, breaking implements, 03 Master keys, a cutter( blue cover), 05 Notes of South Sudanese pounds in the denomination of 50, 50 notes of Kenyan shillings and one hundred rupees.
They also recovered 05 suspected stolen mobile phones of infinix hot 10, W$Q (blue), Tecno smartphone, MI smart (pink) and itel buttons (mapeesa), a lap smart television, 02 sets of subwoofers HiFi and smart, 01 DVD player, 02 fans, 01 ADH refrigerator among others.
He also noted that the team has since intensified operations to find Ssozi’s colleagues whom they suspect to have been working with him in the 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.”
The suspect is currently detained by Nansana police as investigations continue.