Police office arrested due to negligence

By Robert Segawa

Police in Masaka has arrested one of their own over negligence. The said policeman is said to have been attacked by unknown people took off with his gun.

The arrested officer have been identified as police constable Moses Bitarabeho attached to Masaka police station.

According to Mohammed Nsubuga greater Masaka police spokesman, Bitarabeho has been guarding a UBC mast located at Bwara Hill in Masaka city. The unknown people are said to have cut him using a sharp object and run off with his AK47 riffle which contained rounds of ammunition.

Nsubuga adds that preliminary investigations indicate that by time of attack Bitarabeho could have been drunk.

Two women have been arrested to help in Investigation.

Boda boda operator accused of theft sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

A boda boda rider who turned on his customer and robbed her of handbag containing two mobile phones and a national identification card has charged with theft and remanded at Kitalya government prison.

The suspect is identified as 36 year old Amos Ayesiga a resident of Makindye Nabisalu in Makindye division, Kampala district.

He has appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Lonah Tukundane and denied the offense.

He has been remanded until the 8th of July to start trial.

Prosecution states that on the 23rd of May 2020 at Kibuki in Makindye division, Ayesiga robbed his customer Janet Akuto of the said properties.

Man who stole singer Stabua Natoro’s car sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

A 24years old student who allegedly stole a motor vehicle belonging to a local Musician Stabua Natolo has been charged and remanded to Kitalya government prison.

Daniel Kigozi a student at St Joseph’s Technical Institute,Kisubi and a resident of Ndejje Kanyanya zone has been arraigned before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Lonah Tukundane where he denied the offense.

Its alleged that Kigozi and others still at large on January 26th 2020 at Ndejje Kanyanya zone stole a motor vehicle UBG 963B Toyota Alex valued at 30million shillings which is a property of Stabua Natolo.

He has been ordered to return to court on June 30th 2020 for commencement of the case.

Security guard sent to jail over theft

By Sania Babirye

A watchman who robbed 170,000 shillings from a woman at knife point has been charged and remanded at Kitalya government prison.

The suspect is identified as Jacob Musinguzi a resident of Kipamba zone in Makindye and faces an aggravated robbery charge.

He has appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate John Robert Okipi who did not allow him to take plea since he is charged of a capital offense that is only tribal and bailed by the high court.

He has been sent on remand until the 12th of June for further mention of his case.

Prosecution states that Musinguzi on the 8th of May 8th 2020 at Kipamba zone Makindye robbed Susan Kusiima of her cash worth 170,000shillings and thereafter or before the said robbery threatened to use a deadly weapon to wit a knife on his victim.

KFC chef sent to jail because for robbing employer

By Sania Babirye

A chef at KFC Restaurant who allegedly robbed his employer of cooking items valued at 120,000 has been charged with theft and remanded at Kitalya government prison.

The suspect identified as 23 year old Jackson Owiri is accused of stealing a source pan, charcoal stove and a flying pan.

He appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Ronah Tukundane and pleaded not guilty to the said offense together with fours.

They have been remanded until the 16th of June for trial.

Prosecution also heard that the accused persons also stole a sports bicycle and a wheel borrow all valued at 1.3million shillings property of Edward Ojambo.

They are alleged to have committed the offenses between the 9th and 11th May 2020 at Bukasa Makindye division in Kampala district.

Man sent to jail for stealing paint

By Sania Babirye

A 32 year old man who stole five plascon paint tins valued at 275000 has been charged with theft and remanded to Kitalya government prison.

The suspect has been identified as Erias Muwanga self employed and a resident of Ndejje Kibutika zone Makindye Ssabagabo in Kampala district.

He has been produced before Makindye chief magistrate court grade one magistrate Patience Ronah Tukundane and pleaded not guilty to the said charge. .

He has been remanded until 12th of June for trial.

Prosecution states that Muwanga and others still at large on the 20th of May 2020 at Kibiri village Wakiso district stole 5 tins of paint valued at 275000shillings the property of Timothy Byaruhanga.

Man held for stealing maize flour and other household items

By Sania Babirye

As the ongoing lock down continues to take toll on Ugandans, a 21 year old man who broke into his neighbor’s house and stole home items including food valued at 3.2 million shillings has been charged with theft and remanded to Kitalya government prison.

The suspect is identified as 21 year old Ivan Kamya 21 a businessman and a resident of Gangu ‘A’ zone Makindye Ssabagabo.

He has appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Edith Mbabazi and denied the offense.

The things he allegedly stole include 25 kilos of maize flour, a flask , TV and cash 2.2million shillings.

The said stolen property belonged to Hassan Kasadha

The accused is alleged to have committed the offense on the 28th of April 2020 at Gangu zone Makindye Ssabagabo

Fifty year old ordered to 200 hours of community service over theft

By Sania Babirye

City hall court has ordered a fifty year old man to do 200 hours of Community Service after he pleaded guilty to theft of a mobile phone.

James Katongole a self employed resident of Kyengera in Wakiso District has been jailed by Buganda road court grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni.

He pleaded guilty during a plea bargaining session and accepted to do eight weeks of cleaning Buganda road court.

The convict first denied the said charges when he was charged on the 18th of December 2019 and remanded to Luzira prison.

Prosecution states that on the convict while at Mukwano arcade in Central division Kampala snatched an Itel Mobile phone valued at 250,000 from a one Asiimwe.

The victim however raised an alarm leading to the arrest of the convict and recovery of the phone that was already shattered on the screen.

Painter who stole a mattress faces a year’s jail sentence

By Sania Babirye

A painter who has accepts stealing a mattress has been sent to jail for one year in Luzira prison.

The suspect is identified as 27 year old Patrick Okweda a resident of Kyebando in Kampala.

On the 5th of February, Grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise charged Okweda with theft, an offense which he denied .

But after spending one week in Luzira prison, today, the convict changed his not guilty plea to guilty and asked for leniency promising to never commit the said offense again.

However, the magistrate noted that such offenses are rampant in her court jurisdiction and that its only through giving deterrent sentences including long custodial sentences that such criminals will stop.

Prosecution states that, the accused on the 30th of January 2020 at Kyebando stole one mattress valued at 150,000shilling to a one Harriet Lokuru.

Three accused of stealing building materials have been charged

By Sania Babirye

Three people who are accused of stealing Plumbing materials valued at 8.1 million shillings from hardware city located at Nakasero have been arraigned before Buganda road court and charged with theft.

These include a security guard attached to SGA and a residents of Mbuya in Nakawa division, 18 year old Tumuhimbise Confidence a waitress and also resident of Mbuya and 20 year old Niwamanya Kenneth a casual laborer and resident of Katanga zone also in Nakawa division Kampala district.

These have however pleaded not guilty before grade one magistrate Joan Acha and remanded until the 7th of February 2020 as investigations continues.

Prosecution states that between December 2019 and 19th January 2020, at hardware city at Nakasero street stole plumbing materials valued at 8,100,000 shillings a property of a one Sembajwe Abdallah.

Tumuhimbise confidence is further charged with receiving alleged stolen plumbing materials while knowing valued at 1.9 million shillings belonging to a one Bakar Edris while Niwamanya Keneath is also separately charged with allegedly receiving stolen plumbing materials valued at 840,000 shillings.