By Ahmed Matovu
LUWERO: The Flying Squad Unit /Crime Intelligence in close coordination with the territorial police in Luwero have recovered two SAR guns that were robbed from two private security guards in Luwero.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the preliminary facts indicate that the task team built up on its intelligence, and quickly identified Lubega Bashir 19, a resident of Lukomera village, as a person of interest.
Enanga asserts that they effectively tracked him down and established his hide out in a farm at Lukomera village, Katikamu sub-county in Luwero district, where they arrested him on Sunday.
The police mouthpiece adds that upon interrogation, he admitted to having robbed the two guns to facilitate his armed robberies in Luwero.
The security task teams established that the first gun was robbed, on the 16.10.2022, 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.
According to Enanga, the suspect used the same gun, to attack and kill, Odongo Leone, a Private Security Guard, of SGA Security Company, and robbed his gun with 5 rounds, after he had refused to hand over his gun, while guarding Advanced Micro Finance Co. in Wobulenzi.
Enanga said tha suspects further narrated how he disguised 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 Petrol Station in Lukomera zone, of Ugx 82,000 from a pump attendant on 15.12.2022,” Enanga said.
The police mouthpiece explains that the suspect led the composite team of Flying Squad Unit /Crime Intelligence/CID/Scene of Crime Officers and General Duties, to the recovery of an SAR gun that was hidden in a nearby bush.
The suspect further led them to the recovery of the second SAR gun, near the road at Lutembe village, Katikamu sub-county, in Luwero which was wrapped in a yellow T-Shirt, that the suspect was putting on during the robbery at JULAW Energy Petrol Station, Lukomera.
In addition, 4 live ammunitions were recovered from his pocket, a magazine of an SAR gun, with one cartridge, a hood, and a black faded jean trouser, that was captured in the footage of robbery, at JULAW Energy and a torch, were recovered from his tent at the sand mine.
The suspect is currently being processed on multiple charges of Aggravated Robberies of guns and cash, and for being in illegal possession of firearms.
The police mouthpiece asserted that they are expanding investigations to establish whether the guns where used in other wide-scale robberies or not, and also whether the suspect is linked to other hostile or terrorist groups.