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Suspect 'killed' in Mutundwe robbery shows up at Nateete police

A suspect who the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) said had been killed in an armed robbery in Mutundwe has appeared in person at Nateete police station.

Wycliffe Ssesanga’s name appeared on the list of the four suspected robbers who were shot dead in an operation conducted by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), UPDF and Local Defence Unit (LDU).

Others were Lameck Mayanja a resident of Kabalagala, Dick Mugalu a resident of Muyenga and Ismail Ssegirinya, a resident of Kansanga, located in Makindye Division, in Kampala. On Thursday, officers at Nateete police station were shocked when Ssesanga surfaced without any injuries on his body.

Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Ssesanga was forced to go to the police after his vehicle was involved in the robbery. Ssesanga is currently being detained at Nateete police station.

Ssesanga saw the pictures after he was summoned by the chairperson of YTK zone in Kansanga for delaying to pay rent to his landlord. As he was still negotiating on how to clear his landlord, a neighbour showed him pictures of his car a Toyota Wish registration number UBE 808F that had allegedly been used in the armed robbery.  

"Because the LCI chairman had summoned him, the landlord had already reported him to the LCI. The LCI chairman was settling the issue of rent payment [and] that is when somebody came and brought for him a phone and said; 'people are saying that you're dead, that you were shot and yet you're here.' So that's when they started communicating and found out that he was still alive, but he has been arrested and detained at Nateete for further questioning, we want to see if he has any connection to the attempted robbery." said Onyango. 

Onyango said Ssesanga alleges that his colleague, Lameck Mayanja who was one of the suspects shot dead, approached him on the fateful day claiming he had a client who wanted to hire a car for a self-drive. According to Onyango, Ssesanga who is also a special hire driver, told police that on the fateful day, he took a client to Entebbe airport and he came back between 6.30 and 7am. And because he wanted to take a rest, he gave away his car to Mayanja after he approached him with an offer of a client who wanted a self-drive.  

The robbery was reportedly planned in Kansanga and Mutundwe targeting a businessman who had put his house on sale. Mayanja was a special hire driver stationed near Kabalagala police station.

Ssesanga said he Mayanja him as a quiet person who had never engaged in criminal activities. CMI, police and LDU are still hunting for three other suspects who allegedly escaped in another motor vehicle registration number UAN 386H a Toyota Calidina. Security forces picked among other exhibits motor vehicle UBE 808F, a pistol, two bundles of fake dollars.


+3 #1 kabayekka 2019-12-13 18:46
The ISO officer who joined hands with the criminals and shopped them produced the names from his head and not from what happened.

It is unfortunate that people in this country are killed as soon as their names are pronounced out to the authorities as criminals. The sort of mob justice that is very common in uncivilized African communities.
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+3 #2 WADADA rogers 2019-12-13 19:40
I think this robbery was stage managed to the extent that police knew those who were involved or who should have been involved even before the robbery took place.

So they thought that all those expected to be on the list were killed, nobody verified the deceased, they could have killed innocent people
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+4 #3 mo mo 2019-12-13 21:10
something is not adding up about this whole thing. because if you have previous intelligence, there is absolutely no way a second car can successfully leave the scene of crime.

And before using such excessive force, there must be cause for it. How did the intelligence not know which kind or arms these alleged robbers had.

These conmen/robbers do not deserve the death sentence without due process. This leaves all of us as victims to these dangerous games by rouge security agents. it must stop
it is high time for Uganda to establish an independent crime intelligence laboratory that double checks verifies data/information security services use to executive their missions.

There should be a high command that controls how these operations are conducted especially where there is the advantage of pre-information,Otherwise Ugandans will continue to be victims to Rogue security agents
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-4 #4 Wainaichi 2019-12-13 22:21
@Kabbakayekka...Oh no.On the contrary!

We are impressed how citizens are helping in identifying the culprits and that is very,very good.

It resembles to Tanzania and we see clearly good coordination in the triangle of military security,local defences and us Wainanchi,ordinary folks of Uganda caring about Uganda and preventing bandits to kill innocent people.Thumbs up for the said trio!!!!!!!!
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+3 #5 rubangakene 2019-12-13 23:06
"Fake News" fever is now awash in our security system: fact. So who is telling the truth and how high does this practice go?
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0 #6 Lakwena 2019-12-16 09:08
But for Heaven's sake, why is the military (UPDF, ISO, etc. so busybody trying to do the work of the police?

In other words, is the Ministry of Defense in charge of the Military. Otherwise the military is now idle and disorderly, killing at will criminal suspects (extrajudicial killing).
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