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How police officer connived with criminals to raid tycoon’s home for billions, cut his wife with machetes

Uganda Police has arrested Constable Joshua Mugoya, one of its officers attached to Kasangati Police Station, for conniving with criminals to raid the home of tycoon Godfrey Saka, leaving his wife Kevin Uwera cut.

Saka had reported an attempted robbery case to police on February 17, 2021.

The incident happened at Saka’s home in Lower Nsooba in Mulago Parish, Kampala City.

According to the tycoon, the group of at least six criminals armed with machetes had climbed over the fence and gained access into the house.

“The thugs cut and injured two of the occupants; Kevin Uwera, the wife to Mr Saka and Batre Benard, the wife to the security guard. It is alleged that the thugs’ intention was to rob money,” said police in a statement.

The Force says that its Directorate of Crime Intelligence had investigated the matter and “established that the scheme to rob Mr Saka was orchestrated by Police Constable Joshua Mugoya.”

“Constable Mugoya got a tip from Moses Ruhindi, who is a friend to another suspect identified as Muzeyi. Muzeeyi is a friend to Mr Saka the victim,” added police in a statement on the attempted robbery incident.

“Muzeeyi sold a robbery idea of Mr Saka, whom he suspected to be hiding billions of shillings in the house, to his friend Ruhindi. Ruhindi would later share it with Constable Mugoya. Investigations have shown that Constable Mugoya would later get in touch with Ali Galiwango aka Kapafu, Patrick Jjuuko and others criminals.”

Police further reveals that Ruhindi, Mugoya and Muzeeyi had “later met at a bar in Kasangati to plan the robbery.”

All the suspects — save for a one Hakim Wasswa — are currently in detention.

Police says Mugoya had “admitted to participating in the crime.”

The Force further noted that “searches have been conducted at the homes of the suspects where machetes, a toy pistol and other tools suspected to have been used in the robberies were recovered.”

Police has vowed to probe similar crime incidents that have happened in Kasangati and Kawempe in recent weeks.

The law-and-order agency says it will punish Mugoya and other rogue officers.

“Police are processing their criminal files with a view of charging them in court. Their file has been forwarded to the office of the DPP for perusal and probably sanctioning it,” added the force’s statement.

“The police will not tolerate any criminal acts among its officers and if the evidence is sufficient enough on any officer, we won’t hesitate to charge in courts of law and also dismiss the officers if found guilty.”

Pearl Times Reporter
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