Police Nets 51 Suspects in City Operation

An intelligence-led operation by Wandegeya police division has netted more than 50 suspects. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says that the operation was prompted by a public outcry about increased criminality and usage of opium among the youths who terrorise people on the Northern Bypass and the surrounding areas of Gayaza road and Mawanda road among others.

 He says that the operation was commanded by Hassan Hiwumbire, the Wandegeya Divisional Police Commander, deputized by the OC Operations and OC Kalerwe. Some of the suspects are Kafeero Amews, Magero Muhamed, Mukwanga Denis, Kyobinga Hassan 5. Menya Bashir, Sserunjoji Rashid, Kijambu Harunah, Jingo Harman, Kasujja Bright, Ruhinda Innocent, Kigozi Yahaya, Musagimana Yonas, Hassan Charles and Tabo Ronald.

The others are Ndakaza Steven, Mungujjakisa Dennis, Nikubimana Richard, Kwizera David, Irivuzimana Yoweri, Ndugwa Hamza, Muzayimana Derrick, Semivumbi Jamal, Turyasingura Amos, Lukenge Lawrence, Agreu Isaac and Nasege Sumaya, the only female in the group.  According to Onyango, the suspects are in custody at Wandegeya Police station on charges of being in Possession of Narcotic Drugs & Smoking Opium. 

“Exhibits recovered from them include unrolled sticks of Opium. The operation will continue so as to reduce the public outcry,” he said in a brief statement.

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