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UGANDA: policeman detained for shooting protestor dead.

UGANDA: policeman detained for shooting protestor dead.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
Police in Sembabule District are holding one of their own for allegedly shooting a resident dead while dispersing a rowdy crowd.Yakubu Mwambala, the officer in charge of Ntuusi police post reportedly shot dead Ambrose Niwagaba while dispersing people who were protesting encroachment on a community road. Niwagaba was reportedly hit by a stray bullet and died on spot at Kitokolo Village in Ntuusi Sub County on Wednesday.Residents accuse Ms Gwajwa Nabaasa, a self-styled spiritual healer of encroaching on a community road and later fenced it off.When residents started protesting, Ms Nabaasa alerted police which responded by firing in air to contain the angry residents.According to the village chairperson, Mr Mesach Kyambadde, residents had created a road through Nasaaba’s farm and they hav...
REPORT: Army supasses police in torture, Uganda.

REPORT: Army supasses police in torture, Uganda.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAMPALA- The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has overtaken police in torturing Ugandans, according to the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) in its latest report on torture. During 2017-2018 period, the ACTV registered 600 cases of torture attributed to police and 443 cases committed by the army.However in 2018-19, the bulk of the torture cases shifted to the UPDF. The latest report shows UPDF committed 440 torture cases in Karamoja Sub-region compared to 14 cases by police. However in Kampala, the police led the 263 torture charts, with 263 cases compared to the 44 cases by UPDF.In Gulu District, police committed 154 cases and UPDF committed 75. This brings the total torture cases by the army to 559 compared to 441 by police. “Many of th...
UGANDA: Mob kills man accused of mauling 3 children to death, injuring 8.

UGANDA: Mob kills man accused of mauling 3 children to death, injuring 8.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
A mob has arrested and killed a Rwandan national, who is accused of hacking three children dead and injuring eight other people over yet to be established motive in Kyankwazi District in central Uganda.The suspect has been identified as Emmanuel Twagirayezu, who has been residing at Kagarama village, Butemba Town Council in Kyankwanzi District, fled at around 10am yesterday. Twangirayezu is alleged to have hacked Joel Tayebwa, 4, Nora Nakisindi, 3, and Joel Ninsiima, 9, in the neighbourhood.The spokesman of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Charles Twiine confirmed the lynching of the Rwandan national by the community saying the action happened before the police arrived at the scene.“Investigation into the mob action is still ongoing,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Twiine...
UGANDA: UPDF commander plus soldier who shot lay man dead arrested.

UGANDA: UPDF commander plus soldier who shot lay man dead arrested.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
A Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) commander and the soldier who shot the Church lay reader in Kasese District in western Uganda have been arrested. UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemiire Thursday that the duo were arrested on Wednesday and will appear in the military court as soon as investigations are complete. "The UPDF highly regrets the incident and extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family," Mr Karemiire tweeted. Benon Nsimenta who has been a lay reader at Kogere Archdeaconry, South Rwenzori, was shot dead at around 6.00am on Wednesday at Karungibate in Hima town council. The widow Ms Allen Musimenta, said that she was riding with her husband on a motorcycle heading to the garden in Kanamba village, Karusandara sub-county in Kasese Distri...
WORLD: Three arrested in attempt of selling babies on instagram.

WORLD: Three arrested in attempt of selling babies on instagram.

CRIME, iran, WORLD
Three men have been arrested in Iran on suspicion of trying to sell two babies on Instagram. Tehran's police chief, Brig-Gen Hossein Rahimi, said one of the children was 20 days old. The other was two months old. The babies had already been bought for up to $500 (£400), and were being resold for between $2,000 and $2,500. One of those arrested allegedly said he was "getting babies from poor families" and "handing them over to families who could provide a better future". Brig-Gen Rahimi told local media that police officers had been alerted to "ads on Instagram for selling babies". The officers uncovered "10 to 15 such pages" on the photo-sharing service and found the two babies with the three men who were arrested, he said. The babies were handed over to social services. ...
CRIME: Two detained over Nigerian High Commission demolition.

CRIME: Two detained over Nigerian High Commission demolition.

AFRICA, CRIME, Nigeria
The two were arrested on Monday, June 22, according to a press release from the CID. “The Criminal Investigations Department in the course of investigation on Monday 22nd June 2020, arrested two persons involved in the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.” The two are facing charges of conspiracy to Commit Crime to wit; Unlawful Entry and Causing Unlawful Damage. They are set to be arraigned but the statement did not specify a date. The CID further urged the general public to remain calm and continue to assist the Police with timely and factual information. Below is a statement from the CID
UGANDA: Four shot dead in a cattle raid attempt, Kaabong District.

UGANDA: Four shot dead in a cattle raid attempt, Kaabong District.

AFRICA, CRIME, KENYA, UGANDA
KAABONG – At least four Kenyan Turkana pastoralists have been killed in the fight with the UPDF soldiers in Kaabong district. While addressing journalists on Wednesday morning at the division headquarters in Moroto, Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division Spokesperson said the raiders were killed on Tuesday, June 2 at 11pm as they attempted the steal animals in one of the protected kraals in Kamion Sub County in Kaabong district. He said the army failed the raid and one gun was recovered from the rustlers. “We had got intelligence information about their coming to raid animals in Kamion, so they came knowing the UPDF was not aware of their coming, they reached near the kraal but after noticing that UPDF had taken cover one of them shot one bullet which did not get our solider prom...
UGANDA: Another Ugandan shot dead at Rwanda border

UGANDA: Another Ugandan shot dead at Rwanda border

AFRICA, CRIME, RWANDA, UGANDA
KABALE – A Ugandan businessman was on Monday shot dead by Rwanda security forces in Rwerere parish, Burera district, about 5km from the Uganda-Rwanda border. Warren Musekura, a resident of Kagogo village Bigagga parish Butanda sub county Kabale district, was reportedly killed while smuggling match boxes into Rwanda. The brother, Sidini Muhereza, confirmed the news, saying that fellow traders close to the border had informed him about the incident. However, he demanded that the deceased’s body is returned to Uganda for burial. “We appeal to the Rwandan government officials to handover the body of our deceased relative for a decent burial. The deceased has a wife and 5 children,” Muhereza said on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The Kabale District chairman, Mr Patrick Besigye Keihwa...
AFRICA: Gunmen kill 20 at cattle market’ in Kompienga, Burkina Faso.

AFRICA: Gunmen kill 20 at cattle market’ in Kompienga, Burkina Faso.

AFRICA, Burkina Faso, CRIME
At least 20 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso when gunmen stormed a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media. It is unclear who was behind the attack. Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months. The violence has forced hundreds of thousand of people to flee their homes. On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali. The government blamed the attack on "terrorists", a phrase usually used to the al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked jihadists Burkina Faso has been battl...
UGANDA: RDC detained for attempting to rape a student

UGANDA: RDC detained for attempting to rape a student

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAABONG – Shock has gripped the security operatives in Kaabong district after the Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr. Augustine Modo was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a senior four candidate in Kaabong cattle market. The incident that took place on Friday, May 29 has left the general public wondering what had gone wrong with representative of the President. Mr. Modo was rescued by police from angry boys who had attempted to beat him up after allegedly getting him red handed trying to rape the girl. The District Police Commander (DPC) Mr. Gerald Gubiri when contacted referred our reporter to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga saying the issues are sensitive since it touches the high profile person. “Am not allowed to speak to the media please spare me, but...
UGANDA: High Court judge dismisses allegations that his car knocked the fallen traffic officer

UGANDA: High Court judge dismisses allegations that his car knocked the fallen traffic officer

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAMPALA – High Court Judge Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema whose vehicle is suspected to have knocked down a traffic officer has trashed the allegations. Announcing his death, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said PC Innocent Ayesigye was knocked on May 24, 2020, at Namanve along Kampala-Jinja highway and on May 26. Now, in a statement, Byaruhanga has revealed that on his way from Zana to Mukono, he was in the company of his wife and bodyguard but as he approached Namanve, there was a traffic officer riding a motorcycle in front of him. “Upon approaching Namanve SGA motor vehicle inspection facility about 200 metres from a road CCTV camera, i saw an incoming motor vehicle from Mukono side being driven at a very high speed knock the traffic officer who was on the ...
AMERICA: Clashes across The US as protesters demand for justice.

AMERICA: Clashes across The US as protesters demand for justice.

AMERICA, CRIME, WORLD
Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Minnesota's governor said the tragedy of the death of George Floyd in police custody had morphed into "something much different - wanton destruction". New York, Atlanta and other cities have seen violent unrest, while the White House was briefly locked down. An ex-Minneapolis policeman has been charged with murder over the death. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was shown in footage kneeling on 46-year-old Mr Floyd's neck on Monday. He and three other officers have since been sacked. Mr Chauvin, 44, is due to appear in court in Minneapolis for the first time on Monday. Image copyright AFP Image caption A protester throws a fire...
UGANDA: Drunkards beat senior UPDF commander into coma

UGANDA: Drunkards beat senior UPDF commander into coma

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA, updf
KYANKWANZI — A group of ‘drunkards’ at Gala Trading Centre in Kyankwanzi District attacked and badly clobbered a senior Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) officer at the rank of a Major into coma. Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire says Maj Robert Nkwasibwe who until now is in hospital was commanding a joint UPDF/Police Patrol operation during curfew hours. ‘He was on a joint UPDF/Police patrol attacked at Gala Trading Centre by people in bars during curfew hours,” Brig Karemire says. The group in total violation of the law, allegedly came behind Maj Nkwasibwe and hit him with an object from behind, forcing him to helplessly fall onto his back unconsciously. He was rushed to Hoima Referral hospital where his is being addressed. The army has since arrested over 10 pe...
WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

CRIME, international criminal court, WORLD
The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West African strongman’s arrest and transfer to the Hague-based court. Belgium agreed to host Gbagbo, 73, after he was released in February last year under strict conditions including that he would return to court for a prosecution appeal against his acquittal. An ICC spokesman said Gbagbo could travel provided if the country he was going to agreed to receive him. Gbagbo’s return to Ivory Coast, where his Ivorian Popular Front Part...
UGANDA: Judge’s bodyguard, driver arrested over traffic officer’s death.

UGANDA: Judge’s bodyguard, driver arrested over traffic officer’s death.

AFRICA, CRIME, FEATURE STORIES, UGANDA
A police constable deployed to guard a High Court judge has been arrested in relation to a Sunday motor accident which led to the death of a traffic officer, Innocent Ayesigye. The police constable was reportedly captured by Closed Circuit Television CCTV security cameras entering a Rav4 registration number UAS 597U.The same vehicle reportedly left the scene at the time Ayesigye was fighting for his life, moments after the accident.He was rushed to Mulago Hospital for medical attention and later transferred to Rubaga Hospital where he died on Tuesday.Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango shared the Rav4 picture urging the public to help identify the suspects but also urged the owners to report themselves to the nearby police. It subsequently emerged that a Hig...
AMERICA: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

AMERICA: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

AMERICA, CRIME, FEATURE STORIES
Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars. Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning "I can't breathe" as a policeman kneels on his neck. Four police officers have been fired, with the mayor saying that being black "should not be a death sentence". The incident echoes the case of Eric Garner, who was placed in a police chokehold in New York in 2014. His death became a rallying call against police brutality and was a driving force in the Black Lives Matter movement. What happened at the protests? They began in the afternoon on Tuesday, when hundreds of people came to the intersection where the incident had taken place on Monday evening. Organisers tried to keep the protest peaceful and maintain coronavirus social distan...
AFRICA: Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon.

AFRICA: Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon.

AFRICA, CRIME, LEBANON, Nigeria
They have all been placed in quarantine following their arrival on Sunday as a precaution against coronavirus. The country's anti-trafficking agency will interview them about their experiences after their isolation ends. Last month, a Nigerian woman working as a maid in Lebanon was rescued after being put up for sale on Facebook for $1,000 (£807). The UN says thousands of women and girls from Nigeria and other African countries are trafficked every year. They are often lured away with promises of jobs in Europe or Asia, but usually end up being exploited as domestic maids or forced into prostitution. Last year, an undercover BBC News Arabic investigation in Kuwait found that domestic workers were being illegally bought and sold online in a booming black market. A further...
UGANDA: Three detained in Kiryandongo with 21 kilograms of pangolin scales.

UGANDA: Three detained in Kiryandongo with 21 kilograms of pangolin scales.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has arrested three people who were found in illegal possession of 21 kilograms of pangolin Scales in Kiryadongo district in the northern Uganda. Emmnaule Ndibarema Sunday, Robert Asiimwe and Gordon Ochan were arrested on Sunday, May 24 in Kibimbya-Kyakende ward in Kiryandongo town council by a team of UWA personnel in coordination with Natural Resources Conservation Network. Mr. Bashir Hangi, the UWA communication officer told PML Daily on Monday that the trio was arrested after the tip off by the concerned residents. He said the case was reported at Kiryandongo police station before the suspects were transferred to Central Police Station in Kampala. “UWA has of late intensified the fight against illegal wildlife trade and poaching and we ha...
WORLD:  Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

WORLD: Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

CRIME, ISRAEL, WORLD
Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country's history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Arrived at the courthouse for a brief hearing, he said the cases were aimed at "toppling him in any way possible". He was sworn back into office as head of a rare unity government a week ago. His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year. He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases. The leader of the right-wing Likud party is Israel's longest-serving prime minister, having been in power continuously since 2009. He also served a term in office from 1996-1999. What happened at the court? As he arrived at the Jerusalem District Cour...
Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, France, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, RWANDA
French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police unit who arrested Felicien Kabuga said. The inquiry gathered pace in March after an intelligence sharing meeting between investigators from France, Britain, and Belgium, home to some of Kabuga’s children, as well as Europe’s Europol law enforcement agency and a team from a U.N. tribunal. The coronavirus lockdown paralysing most of Europe meant many investigations were put on hold, allowing a focus on Kabuga’s file, said Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie’s Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity. The dragnet subsequently closed in on one of the alleged chief financiers ...