Mbarara Women Arrested Over Boda Boda Theft

Police in Mbarara at the weekend arrested two women on suspicion of conniving with thieves to steal boda boda motorcycles.

The women, a one Nsimenta and a one Nalubega, were picked up alongside six men, accused of stealing a Bajaj boxer, registration number UED 186B, belonging to Simon Mugume. Police say there is a gang operating in Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro and Ntungamo districts, who work with women that pretend to be passengers. When the cyclist reaches an agreed spot, the ‘passenger’ alights and pretends to look for money from her bag.

The boda boda rider is attacked by iron bar hit men waiting in ambush. The women and men are residents of Central cell, Nyamityobora ward, Kakoba division, Mbarara municipality. The officer in charge of crime at Mbarara Central police station, Magyezi Lugene, confirmed the arrest and said investigations were still ongoing.

Meanwhile, residents of Kijungu cell, Nyamityobora ward were last Thursday evening shocked when the body of an unidentified man was found hanging from the ceiling in one of the famous lodges in the area. According to the police, this man is said to have entered Silver Lodge at around 1pm, when the workers were not around, and locked the door.

His body was later discovered by the Silver Lodge director, Silver Mugisha. The police have since arrested lodge manager Gideon Nuwenyesiga Gideon and Ivan Musimenta, an employee, to help with investigations.

However, Mbarara District Police Commander Dickens Bindeeba suggested that while this looked like a clear case of suicide, they were investigating all leads, including murder.

Source : The Observer

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