Crime & Investigation

Cop Arrested For Terrorizing Western Region


link geneva; color: #222222; font-size: small;”>The South Western police spokesperson, and Martin Abilu at Rwizi in Mbarara district told Chimpreports on Friday that the police have been hunting for the criminals since last month following a wave of robberies in the region and the disappearance of two guns from police by the suspected thugs.

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Abilu said police managed to recover one of the guns from their own Special Police Constable, Kenneth Asiimwe who is alleged to be part of the racket.

“We have also arrested Prossy Asiimwe, a wife to a police man. She has been operating a kiosk at Mbarara police barracks and is reported to have been coordinating the thugs in the area,” said Abilu.

Other gang members have been identified as Dennis Ampiirebs, Mathius Bamwenzaki and another only identified as Kayongo all residents of Mbarara municipality.

Abilu revealed that since last month, the gang has been carrying out their activities in Rukungiri, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro and other neighboring areas.

It is reported that the leader of the ruthless gung identified as Amon Owakubariho had been earlier gunned down in Mutara Sub County in Ruhinda district a shooting spree between the gunmen and the police.

“One gun which was stolen from our police while guarding some offices at Boma in Mbarara municipality is still missing which is dangerous because it could be used for wrong intensions,” added Abilu.

He however noted that the gangs will be brought to court and face aggravated robbery while Mrs Asiimwe will be charged for connivance with the thugs.


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