Territorial police at Abaita Ababiri in Nkumba, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District arrested a man on suspicion that he was involved in subversive activities.
CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, says the suspect was handed over to the investigative unit formed by a combination of security agencies.
Identified as King’s Star, born Lexis Luganda, and aged 26, the suspect, who hails from Mabirizi village in Masaka, was found with a machete, and a list of telephone contacts of different people in Abaita Ababiri.
Preliminary facts indicate that the suspect and others still at large, have been planning on how to stalk, attack, injure or maim their targeted persons in the area, Enanga said.
“He was apprehended while in possession of a dangerous weapon, acquired with an intent to kill, injure a maim residents in Abaiba Ababiri,” reads Enanga’s statement released Monday evening.
“The task team of investigators is also trying to establish, any linkages between the suspect and 5 deadly new hammers, weighing 10 Kgs each, that were recovered, from a banana plantation, in Kitubulu cell, while hidden at different points.”
Of recent, several anonymous letters threatening selected individuals and the community in Abaita Ababiri were recovered, and 4 suspects behind the anonymous threats, charged to court.
Enanga said security agencies are committed to ensuring that “such perpetrators of senseless violence” are rooted out.
“Like we have always done, we shall enforce action against all actors of violence and subversive activities, to the fullest extent of the law; and hold perpetrators accountable for these crimes, which promote fear and inflict harm, on selected individuals and the respective community,” he said.
“We remain committed to ensuring that those responsible for subversive crimes and all forms of violent extremism are brought to book.”