Police Mum On Whereabouts Of Former RRU Operatives

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The Police spokesperson, Simon Kuteesa also failed provide information as to the whereabouts of operatives who formerly worked with Operation Wembley, which was later renamed the Violent Crime Crack Unit – VCCU and later the Rapid Response Unit – RRU.

Police today failed to give answers regarding the source of fire arms that have been used in the killing of people or the identities of the killers.

The Police spokesperson, Simon Kuteesa also failed provide information as to the whereabouts of operatives who formerly worked with Operation Wembley, which was later renamed the Violent Crime Crack Unit – VCCU and later the Rapid Response Unit – RRU.

Kuteesa, while releasing a report showing that 42 people had been murdered between January and July this year, also failed to identify the units the suspects who he said were deserters belonged to.

Kuteesa who was facing a barrage of questions from journalists named the suspects involved as deserters but deliberately avoided mentioning their former units. 

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Police has in the recent past claimed that people behind the rise in crime were former criminals recently released from Luzira prison but failed to provide a list of people who were released from Luzira prisons to prove they are monitoring criminals coming out of prison.

According to records released by police, no arrests had been in the murder of Abdul Karim Sentamu who was shot by unknown assailants on William Street on April 20.

Kuteesa said Police had arrested Jamiru Kafeero, Mulani Sekajja and Bosco Sebuguzi in connection with the death of Henry Kayiira, a proprietor of Namutidde Investments, in Kiboga on July 10.

Police also arrested Bwambale Matata alias Mushaho, Bogere alias Mushaho and Mwesigwa in connection with the poisoning of a Mbarara businessman whose body was later found in his car in Mbarara.

Police has also arrested Musa Kalungi a resident of Namungona and Moses Mukiisa, a student of Rubaga SS, two suspects in relation to the murder of Peter Badokwaya a special hire driver of Mengo on July 10th.

Police also arrested Luke Balaba in connection with the murder of Hajji Abubaker Kiweewa on June 22 at Kyanja Prime Petro Station.

Kuteesa said the police would continue to investigate all murder cases through their Violent Crime Intelligence and Operations Unit.

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Kuteesa explained that the motive of the murders was quick enrichment, land wrangles, and relationships gone sour.  However he says due to complexities involved in inquiries the police is committed to finding the suspects.

During the press conference at police headquarters it was alleged that some senior police officers were conniving with criminals in the commission of crime.

Leaders of Muslims from the Kibuli faction have threatened to march to Police headquarters on Parliament Avenue if police fails to release the report on the murder of Shiekh Abdu Karim Sentamu.