Joint security operatives arrest Savana region notorious criminal gang leaders

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The Flying Squad Unit with assistance from SFC, CMI, the 1st Division Kakiri and Savannah Regional team on Tuesday arrested the prime suspect and team leader of the notorious criminal gang, that was actively involved in the string of aggravated robberies and related murders in the districts of Luwero, Nakasongola, and Nakaseke.

The prime suspect identified as Kisule Stephen, was arrested on the 02.03.2021, together with Mawejje Samuel, while hiding in Bombo.

This according to police now brings the total number of suspects arrested to 10 including two female suspects.

The police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, released a statement on this operations where he revealed tgat a total of 10 suspects including two females had by Tuesday been arrested abd detained.

The suspects arrested earlier include Miga Shaban, 22 a  year, old male adult and resident of Nkonkojeru; Olega Mansur,  a 35 year old male adult, Mwanje Rogers, a 24 year old, boda boda rider and resident  of Buvuma Village; Yiga Rashid, Kiwanuka Fred; Lutale Hellen, Nakiranda Shakira and Ngozi Robina , the wife to Kisule Stephen.

CP Enanga said police carried out searches at the suspects’ residences and recovered a pistol with two magazines  and 17 rounds of ammunition, he said the thieves must hsve robbed the pistol from the Late Major Noel Mwesigye, an SMG gun with two empty magazines, 17 mobile phones, a motorcycle Reg number  UEV 185W, Bajaj Boxer Red in colour.

Police further printed out tje list of persons victimised by the notorious criminal gang include;

In Luwero District;

On the 14/12/2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

  1. Kanabi Henry, a 34 year old businessman of Kitendere Village, Luwero and attacked him while at his shop.
  2. Najjuuko Jesca, a 24 year old, wife to Kanabi Henry, of Kitendere village and shot her in the left arm.
  3. Ziribasanga Joseph, a male adult of Kitendere village was shot and critically injured in the stomach. They robbed cash 10.000= from him.
  4. Nekuze Rosemary a businesswoman of Kitendere village, Luwero was robbed of cash 170.000=

On the 22/12/2020; they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

  1. Namirembe Janat, a 70 year old female peasant farmer, of Tema village Luwero and robbed her of cash 2.5M and a mobile phone.
  2. Nalubega Sarah, an 18 year old, female student of Tema village, and robbed her mobile phone.
  3. Muyomba Moses, a 30year old, businessman of Tema village Luwero was robbed him of an unspecified amount of cash.
  4. Wamala George, a 41 year old, teacher of Tema village, Luwero and robbed him of cash 1,000,000=.
  5. Muwonge Muhamudu, a 34 year old boda boda rider, of Tema village Luwero and robbed him of his motorcycle, Bajaj Boxer Reg number UEW 289A.
  6. Moni Brian, a 23year old, male teacher of Tema village, Luwero and robbed his mobile phone.
  7. Sekajja Godfrey, a businessman of Tema village, Luwero and robbed his mobile phone.
  8. On the 25/12/2020, it is alleged they attacked and murdered, Musisi John a 55 year old teacher of Mulage village Luwero.

On the 03/01/2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

  1. Lubega Ibrahim, a 24 year old, businessman of Kiwanguzi village, Luwero and robbed him of cash 1.800.000=
  2. Musambwa Justine, a businessman of kiwanguzi village Luwero and robbed her of cash 500.000=
  3. Nalubega Asuman, a 31 year old businessman of Kireka village, Luwero and robbed her of cash 300.000=
  4. Were Justine, a 22 year old businesswoman of Kireka village , Luwero and robbed her of cash 2.130.000=

On the 13th January, 2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims,

  1. Nakimbowa Cissy, a 46 year old businesswoman, of Mulage village, Luwero and robbed her of cash 300.000= and a Techno Mobile Phone.
  2. Bukenya Robert, a 24 year, male adult and resident of Mulage village Luwero, was robbed of cash 60000= and a phone.
  3. Ereku Fabulous, a 51 year old, Chairperson LC1 Kiryada Village and robbed him of cash 50.000=

On the 17th January 2021, they allegedly attacked the following victims;

  1. Seruwo Rajab a 43 year old, businessman of Bbumba village, Kyakatula LC1, Kiziba Ward, Luweero of cash 480.000=
  2. Major Noel Mwesigye, a 47 year old, UPDF officer at Masunga village, Luwero. They shot him dead and robbed his pistol.

On the 27th January 2021, they attacked and robbed the following vioctims.

  1. Najjengo Winfred , a 33 year old, female mobile money dealer of kasana market zone , Luwero was robbed of cash 550000=
  2. Musisi George, a businessman of Kabule Town Council, Nyimbwa Sub county, Luwero was robbed of 200 mobile phones and an unspecified amount of cash.
  3. Ssuna Rajab, a businessman of Kanyogoga Village, Kamira East Ward, and Luwero, was robbed of cash 450.000 and 11 mobile phones.
  4. Luboyera Juma a boda boda rider of Banjo village, Bombo Town Council Luwero was murdered.

IN NAKASONGOLA DISTRICT;

  1. On the 18th December 2020, they allegedly attacked and killed Nkonge Patrick, a traditional healer, at Namusaala village and robbed his mobile phone.

On the 30th December, 2020, they attacked and robbed the following victims;

  1. Namukwaya a businesswoman of Kamunina village, Nakasongola and robbed her of an unspecified amount of cash.
  2. They allegedly shot and injured Kafero George of Kamunina village, who was rushed to Kowoko Hospital for treatment.

On the 31st December 2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims from the villages of Kigalambi, Kirooro and Ngoizi in Nabiswera sub county.

  1. Beingana Mary and robbed her of cash 2,000.000=
  2. Kaburama Friday and robbed him of cash 700.000=
  3. Batengeza Fred and robbed him of cash 700.000=
  4. Busingye Joseph and robbed him of his mobile phone
  5. Kazungu Geofrey and robbed him of cash 1.800.000=
  6. Ikiriza Prisca and robbed her of cash 2.300.000=
  7. Nakyanzi and robbed her of cash 300.000=
  8. They also shot and injured Kamya Fred, who was rushed to Kiwoko hospital.

On the 28th January 2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims.

  1. Kato Yusuf of Kimaga trading centre, was attacked and murdered, after robbing his motorcycle, Bajaj boxer Reg number UBF 129R
  2. Sempijja Herbert of Kimaga trading centre, was attacked and murdered.
  3. Nakagwa Christine, of Kimaga Trading centre, was attacked and murdered
  4. Nyabutono Scovia, of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of two mobile phones.
  5. Nalukwago Nuuru, of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of cash 2100.000
  6. Isingoma Diphas of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of a mobile phone.
  7. Namirimu Viola, of Kyamukonda trading centre was robbed of cash 670.000=
  8. Nabukeera Hasfa of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of an unspecified amount of cash.

On the 31.01.2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

  1. Kayemba Charles, of Kaleire Trading Centre, Nakasongola was robbed of mobile phone and cash 70.000=
  2. Namubiru Ketty, of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of cash 250000=
  3. Nakayaga Teopista of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of two mobile phones and cash 250.000=
  4. Ndarubonye Jean of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of cash 30.000=
  5. Kamatenesi Jane, of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of two mobile phones.

In NAKASEKE DISTRICT.

The criminal gang allegedly attacked the following;

  1. Kiviri Herbert, a 29 year old bodaboda rider of Kololo zone, Ngoma town council.
  2. Ssempijja Henry a male adult of Kasambya-Kito
  3. Lukyamuzi Edward, a male adult of Kasambya-Kito
  4. Naluwu Sarah a female adult of Kasambya-Kito
  5. Kawukyi Lawrence a boda boda rider of Kasambya-Kito was attacked and murdered.

Police in the region is laughing under their armpits over the arrest of these gang leaders which many say is a very big achievement in the efforts of the joint security agencies that included; the Flying Squad Unit, SFC, CMI, 1st Division Kakiri, and the territorial units of Savannah Region, Luwero.

Nakaseke and Nakasongola   districts. The motive behind this wave of gun violence was established to be financial gains. They are going to be held accountable for the death of 10 victims and an additional 44victims of aggravated robbery from the respective districts.

We would like to reassure the public that we shall continue working tirelessly to counter all forms of gang crime in our communities. We believe this successful operation will greatly reduce violent crime in the area, and also enable them go.

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