Police in Mukono have arrested seven suspected iron bar hit men. The suspects are Ali Muyomba alias Escobar, the mastermind of the iron bar hit crime in Mukono and his accomplices Nelson Owiny alias Drogba, Juma Katerega, Julius Kiberu, Brian Kamulegeya, Ronald Matte and David Nsubuga. The suspects were picked up over the past one week by police and operatives from the Violent Crime Crack Unit-VCCU. Ibbin Ssekumbi, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman says that Police first arrested Muyomba, who disclosed the identities of his group members. Ssekumbi says that Muyomba was only released from jail about one month ago, where he was being held for robbery. He says that in his statement, Muyomba confessed to police that he strangled Najuma Nalongo, a resident of Mukono town council. He says that police also recovered iron bars and sharp objects that the suspects have been using to attack their victims. Ssekumbi says that police is still hunting for other suspects whose identities were revealed by their colleagues who are in detention. He says that Muyomba, and his accomplices will be charged with murder, robbery and other related crimes, when investigations are complete. Six people have been murdered in Mukono by iron bar hit men over the past three weeks. On December 20, Godfrey Gamwanga, a prominent florist in Mukono became the latest victim of the iron bar hit men. Gamwanga was attacked by the hit men about 5:00am as he walked to his workplace in Ntaawo zone in Mukono town, where he operates a nursery bed of flowers and trees. Other iron bar victims are Saad Kalyango, a teacher at Vincent Alex Primary School, and Dickson Ssentongo, a journalist attached to Prime Radio.
Updated: 21 Nov, 15:1415:14
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