By Ivan Mwine
The police in Kawempe Division on Monday conducted a joint operation with the K9 Unit during which they arrested for suspects over allegations of aggravated robbery and gang-rape.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson, the territorial Police at Kawempe on Monday April 25th, 2022, arrested four suspects in a case of aggravated robbery and rape that was registered at Kanyanya Police station.
“It is alleged that at about 12:00am, two Panga-wielding thugs broke into the home of a 23-year-old woman in Kitambuza Zone, Kawempe Division, robbed and sexually assaulted the victim who was staying alone,” Owoyesigire said.
He added that ; “The victim reported the matter to Police and officers from Kawempe Police, working with K9 Unit, introduced Boela, a dog which helped track down the suspects for a distance of 250m from the crime scene.”
He revealed that the dog entered a structure that was harbouring four men who were arrested immediately after the victim’s identification and the victim was able to identify the suspects by the clothes they were wearing the night they attacked her.
He identified the suspects as; Katabi Joseph, Sserwada Mike, Musana John who was hiding inside the ceiling board and another one only identified as Musunguzi.
Owoyesigire also revealed that following the arrest of the suspects, detectives searched their premises from where they recovered knives, pangas and suspected narcotic substances.
He noted that the suspects are currently detained at Kawempe Police station as investigations into the matter continue after which they will be arraigned in court to face the charges preferred against them.
He revealed that the suspects robbed Shs850,000 from the victim, a Smartphone and Laptop before they sexually assaulted her.
Owoyesigire said that the premises of the victims are enclosed within a fence which the suspects climbed over before the attack.
The private guard who was guarding the premises where the victim stays was also arrested to help the police with investigations after he claimed not to have heard anything on the night of the attack.