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UNTOLD SECRETS: Why, How Kitata, Aides Were Arrested

Shocking details continue to emerge why and how the once untouchable leader of Boda Boda 2010 group, Hajji Abdallah Kitata was arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

On Saturday, CMI operatives with the help of Military Police arrested Kitata in an operation that begun on Friday with the arrest of some of the leaders of the group.

We have learnt that the arrests follow CMI investigations into criminal networks in the city. The group is believed to be involved in the networks.

Last year, CMI was ordered by President Museveni to carry out parallel investigations into high profile murders including that of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was gunned down in March 2017 together with his driver and bodyguard.

DETAILS

Sources add that the president also directed the military intelligence outfit to investigate crime in the city. The investigations were to help unearth a network of criminals within the police that the president had complained about on several occasions.

“It is during the investigations that they landed on information they felt linked Kitata’s group to crime,” the source reveals.

Before his arrest Saturday, there had been an outcry from the public with many accusing Boda Boda 2010 of engaging in criminal activities including murder.

“Kitata and his group were so close to police and bragged about it. They used this closeness to engage in crime,” a source told us.

It explains why the vehicle belonging to murdered Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekulangar was discovered at the home of one of Kitata’s men on Sunday.

HOW THE ARREST HAPPENED 

On Friday evening, CMI operatives arrested two leaders of Boda Boda 2010 and followed this on Saturday morning by raiding Top Radio where a leader of the group had gone to attend a talk show.

When a local newspaper contacted Kitata on Saturday hours before his arrest, he bragged that no one could arrest him and that if it were to happen, he would be summoned. He was in the city centre at the time.

However, we have learnt that CMI operatives who were trailing him did not want to arrest him in the city centre as this would cause a scene that they did not want.

“They waited for him to exit the city centre and then arrested him,” sources reveal.

Following his arrest on Saturday, CMI OPs stormed offices of the group and discovered two guns, military fatigues and hammers.

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