KAMPALA: During an intelligence-led operation conducted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in areas of Kisenyi Near Link Bus terminal, the Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit task teams shot and put out of action one suspected robber 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, and his body was later conveyed to city mortuary Mulago, as investigations into the shooting commence.
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said it should be noted that investigating teams had received sufficient information against the deceased, indicating that he had participated in several crimes including; the robberies that happened last week along Buganda Road, where he robbed UgShs.7million 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 UgSs.16million and having led 17 suspects at Jinja CPS to escape from Lawful custody.
Alongside the deceased Alipanda, four suspects believed to have participated in separate robbery incidents were also arrested in the intelligence-led operation focused on capturing thugs who knock down their victims before robbing them of their money and electronic devices.
Upon arrest, ASP Owoyesigyire revealed that exhibits including 20 mobile phones, ATM cards, and IDs of different nationals suspected to have been robbed, were recovered from their base of operation.
The raid comes after Dawit Kasa an Ethiopian diplomat was robbed and assaulted on February 25, along prince Charles avenue. Kasa was robbed of phones worth 2.8m and a Laptop.
“The group is big and the hunt is still on with the aim of arresting all the gang members,” ASP Owoyesigyire remarked in a press statement.