KAMPALA- A total of 51 suspects who are believed to have been part of the gang terrorizing Kampala dwellers have been remanded to Luzira prison.
The group appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court and denied charges of unlawful possession of narcotics drugs and being rogues or vagabonds both contrary to the Penal Code Act.
The trial magistrate, Ms Gladys Kamasanyu, remanded the suspects who include Fred Komakech, 24,Emmanuel Jenje,20, Godfrey,26, Andrew Ogwang, 20, Bosco Okila,52, Jabel Yiga,43 and Murushio Settuba, 30 until July 20 when their case will come up for further mention.
Court records indicate that they were arrested in Kampala Metropolitan areas which include; Katwe, Kasangati, Old Kampala, Jinja road, Mukono, Nagalama, Kira, Kakiri, Nansana, Nsangi, Entebbe, Kajjansi,Kabalagala,Wandegeya, CPS Kampala, Kawempe and Wakiso, among others.
According to police records, the suspects were arrested in a string of operation aimed at sweeping the notorious kifeesi criminals off city streets.
Upon their arrest, police say they recovered items which included; bags, marijuana, televisions, radios, subwoofers, master keys, drugs, house breaking equipment, pangas, knives, motor vehicle parts and jewelry among others.
They are also accused of mugging people, theft, vandalism and disrupting public peace during peak hours.
The arrest of these accused persons followed public outcry about some areas in the city having become a den of thieves. The community members as well volunteered intelligence information about key spots.
Other suspects are Joseph Ssegawa,34, Hamis Bogere,30, David Cikuru,23, Jimmy Magomu,40, Jonah Tumukunde,18, Isma Kavumano,23, Augustine Kakaire,18, Milo Mubiru,25, Alex Wasikula,22, John Osilo and Rasul Maniro Robert Mujumbura,35, Mosa Kihembo,24, Fred Tumwesigye,20, Nazareth Kamutume, 38.
They also include Patrick Mukwayo, 25, Ambrose Ocho,19, Eddie Kasozi,20, Reagan Tuhaise,20, Abdallah Aziz Musitina,28, Salim Kasekende,23, Micheal Asiimwe,21, Robert Tebandeke,37, Byan Turyahikayo,23, Abdu Ssekanjako,25, Ramathan Kakayi,22, Brian Gift,19, Michael Mao,28, Ronald Trust Ssemanda,29, Akim Tabuga23, Charles Jawiambe,21, Junior Mayanja,22, Alfred Tekako,28, Francis Ojok,19, Ivan Sande,22, Paul Mutabazi,22, Kamono Omona, 56,James Kagabo, 26,Moses Lubega,30, Jamal Adiga,33, Juuko Obedi,20, and Emmanuel Senyange,32.