By Spy Uganda
The Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with the territorial teams in KMP and Greater Masaka, have connected a notorious gang leader, identified as Mbaziira Ronald, alias Magezi, a 24 year old, resident of Ngobe Bunamwaya, to 13 cases of Aggravated Robbery, 8 within Kampala area and an additional 5 cases in the Greater Masaka area.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says before his re-arrest on the 31.07.2023, from Modern Guest House in Kabawo zone, Mutundwe Parish in Rubaga Division, the suspect, had been arrested, together with Ssendaula Jamil aka younger, and Akandwanaho Fahad, aka Paul, were intercepted in a motor vehicle registration number UBJ 267T, along Namasole road while on a robbery mission. ”He escaped while being transported for medical examination at Katwe CPS.”
Enanga says the notorious group, that has been using pangas and iron bars, has been linked to the home-invasion attack and robbery of Muzito Julius, Ziranumbu cell, Busabala parish, in Makindye, where they robbed Ugx 90m; the robbery at the home of CP Genevas Tumuhimbise, in Kyengera Town Council.
”They admitted to having participated in 8 Aggravated Robberies in the Kampala area. On the 22.05.2023, the criminal gang broke into the home of Bihungilo Ruth, a 42 year old, located in Walufumbe zone, Kyanja Parish, Kira Municipality, where they robbed an SAR gun from a security guard of SEK Security, 2 flat screen TVs and 8 million shillings,” says Enanga.
He adds that they also carried out several home invasion attacks and robberies that included; the Attempted Robbery on the home of Murungi Perezi, a retired police officer, located in Bwebajja cell in Kajjansi Police responded promptly and they abandoned the SAR gun they had and other breaking implements before escaping.
The gang was also behind the attack on Qui Feng, a 34 year old, Director of China State Construction Company, in Nyanama Rubaga Division on the 26.05.2023, where they robbed 3 mobile phones and USD 300; they also admitted to having attacked and robbed Ugx 500,000/= and 6 mobile phones from the home of John Garanga, a South Sudanese National, as well as the attack and robbery on Kobusinge Diana and Nalukwago Yudaya, in Lufuka zone, from whom they robbed ugx 7.8m, USD 500 and 7 mobile phones.
The gang leader then shifted his criminal base to Nyendo-Mukungwe division in Masaka City, where he had participated in 5 other Aggravated Robberies in Masaka and Kyazanga. ”An assortment of exhibits including a SAR gun belonging to SEK Security Company, a pistol that was recovered in a toilet in Mugongo zone, Kyengera Town Council, where he was renting. Other exhibits included; 4 flat Tvs, 5 sharp pangas, headed face masks, house breaking implements and master keys,” says Enanga adding;
”The arrest of the notorious gang leader, Mbaziira Ronald, alias Magezi, demonstrates our resolve and commitment to rid violent criminals from the community. We continue to assure the communities that we are doing everything within our means to disrupt and dismantle such kinds of violent and deadly criminal gangs.”