Drugs Blamed For Makerere Escalating Crime

In an interview at his office today, viagra dosage Wandegeya Police station DPC Richard Ecega reveals that most of the cases they have at the station are a result of over consumption of illicit drugs such as marijuana, link opium and also alcohol.

He says there are so many slum areas that harbour thugs within the division.

“Under my Division, cost there are so many slums that include Katanga, Makerere Kivulu, the Northern Bypass stretch, Kalerwe and these areas are associated with common offences we have here. The most common ones include theft. Even cars are being stolen on a daily basis,” said Ecega.

He noted that a number of vehicles have been stolen in Wandegeya and were recovered after a hectic hunt.

Ecega noted one of the cars was picked from a garage a few yards away from the Law Development Centre and another near Rapid Response Unit headquarters in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.

In this case the thief took off upon being signalled to stop by traffic police, leaving the car behind.

Another car stolen by thugs along the Northern Bypass was recovered in Lubowa where it had been vandalised, possibly to sell it in spare parts.

Ecega says three vehicles are yet to be recovered but warned police have procured tracking devices and culprits would soon be brought to book.

Ecega notes another type of theft is house-breaking robbery and bag-snatching where thugs move in groups both during the day and the night. “When they notice one carrying a bag, one is surrounded and forced to hand over the bag lest they snatch it and take off. They sometimes trail their targets before raiding them in the night. After breaking into their victims’ houses, the goons walk way with household properties,” said Ecega.

Motorcycle thieves normally cover the number plates of their loot to avoid detection, Ecega clarifies.

“We are appealing to the public to remain vigilant and report dangerous elements in society to nearest police stations,” Ecega said.

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