Police revealed that at least 32 vehicles have been reported stolen in the area since May of 2022 up to date. Apparently, the thieves target Tipper lorry trucks and small saloon cars like Premio, Spacio among other Toyota brands.
These arrests came after drivers in Kayunga District protested last week. They stormed Kayunga Central Police Station and demanded an explanation why police has failed to contain this theft of cars.
The drivers even accused some police officers of conniving with the car robbers to make the disappearance of the stolen vehicles easier.
In the protest last week, the perturbed drivers came driving at least 20 lorries while shouting and chanting. They stormed the police station and demanded to meet the district police commander(DPC) and Resident District Commissioner (RDC).
Ms Rosette Sikahwa, the Kayunga DPC later came and met the drivers and promised them an investigation into the matter.
“I am going to investigate this claim. And if any police officer is found to be involved in this crime, he/she will be arrested and prosecuted,” Ms Sikahwa said during the meeting.
The investigation went on and on Sunday, Ms. Sikahwa told reporters that an officer and five others had been arrested. She said he is attached to Kayunga Police Station but only identified him as a police patrol car driver.
“The police officer and five suspects were found to have links with motor vehicle robbers in the district. They have all been handed over to the Flying Squad and transferred to Kampala for further investigations,” she said.
According to Ms. Sikahwa, these arrests will help bring some peace in the area. She also urged locals to collaborate with police to fight crime.
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