CID Arrests 3 Suspects Over Theft of Electric Wires and Other Materials. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has intensified its operations against acts of sabotage, vandalism, and theft of electric wires and cables, with successful raids at two locations in Namugongo and Katwe that led to the arrest of 3 UMEME workers and an assortment of exhibits.
In Namugongo, the task team arrested two suspected vandals identified as Kalumba James, aged 33, and Semuyaba Joseph, aged 28. The two suspects are electrical engineers at UMEME Banda branch and residents of Nsawo LCI in Namugongo.
The task team conducted another operation at the Ndejje-Mirimu zone and arrested Ezra Kimiah Mudhimbwa, a 36year old electrician and a sub-contractor of Komolo Co. Ltd. A search led to the recovery of 3 drums of electric wire cables and electrical connectors.
Due to the collaborative efforts by the directorate of CID, other stakeholders, and the local community, several suspects involved in cable theft and vandalism have been arrested, and recoveries of exhibits have been made.
The operations are aiming at solving this senseless and destructive type of crime.
The directorate of CID has called upon the public to share any information that will assist our officers in fighting this crime and bring those who destroy critical infrastructure to book