Police on Thursday arrested a vendor of used sim cards along clock Tower Kampala.
24year old Elidard Turyasiima, a resident of Kasangati in Kazinga Zone was found vending used simcards, registered in other people’s identities. He had more 25 simcards unsold .
Police now suspects he could be part of the gangs that steal mobile phones from revellers and hence use these simcards for criminal activities.
The KMP spokesman, Luke Owoyesigire said that Turyasiima was found selling to a one Ibrahim Lubega but the card is registered in the name of Byaruhanga Aliganyira.
” We are investigating the source for these cards since many criminals are using such cards to commit crimes” Owoyesigire said.
Turyasiima’s arrest also later led to the arrest of Teopista Ngonzi, working at Majestic Plaza as the brain behind vending used sim cards for sale around town. She too possessed 22 unsold cards.
The suspects are now detained at Katwe Police station as investigations continue.