Engeri poliisi gye yazudde emmundu bbiri ezabbibwa ku bakuumi b’obwannannyini e Luwero

The Flying Squad Unit in close coordination with the territorial police in Luwero, have recovered two SAR guns, that were robbed aggravatedly from two private security guards in Luwero. According to the police, their task team built upon its intelligence, and quickly identified Lubega Bashir, a 19-year-old resident, of Lukomera village, as a person of interest.

“They effectively tracked him down and established his hideout in a farm at Lukomera village, Katikamu sub-county, in Luwero district, where they arrested him on December 18, 2202.

Upon interrogation, he admitted to having robbed the two guns, to facilitate, his armed robberies in Luwero,” said the police.

“Out task teams established that the first gun was robbed, on October 16, 2022, from the house of a Pyramid Security Guard, at Naluvule Zone, Lukomera in Katikamu North, Luwero district, after he had left it in his house and gone for prayers,” it added.

The suspect is said to have used the same gun, to attack and kill, a one Odongo Leone, a private security guard with SGA Security Company, and robbed his gun with five rounds, after he refused to hand over his gun while guarding Advanced Micro Finance Co. in Wobulenzi.

Police said that the suspect admitted to having disguised himself as a lunatic in dirty clothes, to reach his target before killing him and robbing the gun.

“The suspect had used the robbed guns to carry out armed attacks and robberies in Luwero, including the robbery at JULAW Energy Petro Station in Lukomera Zone of Shs 82,000 from a pump attendant on December 15, 2022.”

We are expanding investigations to establish whether the guns were used in other wide-scale robberies or not, and also whether the suspect is linked to other hostile or terrorist groups,” said the police.

The suspect led the police officers to the recovery of a SAR gun that was hidden in a nearby bush.

“He further led them to the recovery of the second SAR gun, near the road at Lutembe village, Katikamu sub-county, in Luwero. It was wrapped in a yellow T-Shirt, that the suspect was putting on during the robbery at JULAW Energy Petro Station, Lukomera.

“In addition, four live rounds were recovered from his pocket, a magazine of a SAR gun, with one cartridge, a hood, and a black faded jeans trouser that was captured in the footage of the robbery, at JULAW Energy; and a torch, were recovered from his tent at the sand mine,” said the police.


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