On September 19, 2023, a group of five men intercepted a taxi and robbed $317,900 at Nakirebe along Kampala Masaka road. One of the thugs was clad in a Police uniform with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police armed with a pistol and another was in the army.
The rest were in civilian clothing and traveling in a Super custom whose number plates were concealed with MK army stickers during the time of the robbery.
SCP Hadijah Namutebi chief Political Commissar, Uganda Police Force revealed that with the help of the CCTV footage viewed at Be Energy Petrol Station, and through intelligence, four (04) suspects were arrested and they are identified as; Lubega Moses,Nuwagaba Josephat alias Jose, Kyomuhendo Richard aka Ricky and ASP Kakana James (OC Station Namayingo).
Their homes and residences were searched for possible evidence. The suspects were interviewed and their statements were recorded where they admitted participating in the robbery and mentioned their associates.
Exhibits recovered;motor Vehicle Reg No. UAW 187W Super Custom used during the robbery was tracked, recovered and recorded.
Motor Vehicle Reg No. UBN 291A Subaru as proceeds of the robbed money cash $10,700 and Ugx 591,000 were recovered from Nuwagaba Josephat aka Jose.
Household items like Sofa set chairs, TV sets, cooking Utensils, and other assorted properties were recovered from the home of Lubega Moses all as proceeds of the robbed money.
On October 16, 2023, ASP Kakana James OC Station Namayingo Police was arrested from Nansana – Wakiso District after escaping arrest from his Station in Namayingo.
The suspects appeared before the grade 1 Magistrate at Mpigi court over aggravated robbery charges on Friday, November 17, 2023.