By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: A former NTV scribe, who seems to have turned trick-star, on Wednesday survived being lynched by angry people who accused him of allegedly conning them millions of shillings under the guise of getting them jobs, which he never did.
Dean Saava Lubowa survived being clobbered to death by an angry mob of people who allege that he fleeced them over Shs300m after promising to find them employment abroad and later failed to fulfill his promises. Eyewitnesses reveal that trouble for Saava started when the mob stormed his home in Namasuba, broke into house and started clobbering him mercilessly.
“When people starting beating him we got scared and called police for his rescue,” said one of the residents. He added that cops from Katwe police responded very fast and rescued him from the mob, before whisking him to the Station.” However, as cops whisked Saava away, one of the victims was overheard shouting that “This man is a thug! He conned millions of shillings from over 2000 claiming he would get them jobs. But after eating their money, he went into hiding, let him be killed!” Another victim added that “This man is now a problem, he first conned people over Shs100m and went into hiding in South Africa after eating all the money, he returned. He was arrested and later released.” It is said that shortly after returning from South Africa, Saava resumed his tricks and conned more money from unsuspecting Ugandans. “Victims said they would not report any matter to police because they get no justice whenever they report such cases. They decided to look for Saava and do justice on him,” added the victim.
“He has survived! We wanted to kill him and end his Bufere. Let him thank Police which responded first for his rescue,” said a female victim who lost Shs5m to Saava. Kampala Metropolitan Police mouthpiece Luke Owoyesigire confirmed Saava’s arrest saying; “It is true Lubowa has been arrested and he is currently detained at Katwe Police Station.” Oweyesigire added that “He will be paraded in court to face charges.” It is said that Saava started running an employment recruitment agency called Global Skills International Limited in Kibuye after leaving NTV last year and it is through this agency that he is alleged to have conned millions of shillings from him victims. Sources say that he used to charge between Shs2.5 million and 8 million from individuals seeking employment in the Emirates. Indeed, some of his clients traveled to Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, only to find themselves stranded, with no jobs and no place of abode.