By Andrew Irumba
Residents of Wakiso district are sighing with relief after police officers gunned down one of the armed robbers that have been terrorising people living in Lusaja-Kitezi village.
Spy Uganda has learnt that that on Thursday night police shot dead one of the thugs as they tried to break into them a home in Lusanja-Kitezi village, Kasangati town council, in Wakiso District.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said that “Kitezi police shot dead the suspected thug who had raided Bosco Sserwadda’s home with others still at large.”
Owoyesigire added that “The thugs attacked Sserwadda’s home at around 3:00Am armed with pangas and other house breaking tools. They broke into Sserwadda’s home, tied his security guard Robbins Mumbere with ropes before they started cutting the main door.”
As the thugs struggled to gain access, Sserwadda alerted the police of Kitezi police station who responded immediately and found the trio still struggling with the door. A bullet was released and it hit one of the suspected thugs, killing him on spot.
“The other two thugs escaped with injuries. The body of the killed suspected thief who has not yet been identified has been taken to the city mortuary pending a post mortem,” added Owoyesigyire.
Other than Kitezi police, the scene of crime was visited by senior officers from Kasangati including the Division Police Commander -DPC, Division Criminal Investigations Commander- D/CID and Scene of Crime Officers –SOCOs.
Owoyesigyire said all nearby hospitals and clinics have been notified about any person who may go to them with bullet wounds for treatment.
The operation came at a time when over 20 homes have been raided by armed thugs in Kampala and Wakiso in the last one month where items ranging from cars, phones, laptops, ATM cards, electronics have been robbed.
Some of the raided homes include Cyprus Mugabi, whose home in Kasangati was raided a week ago where thugs robbed various items including his Harrier vehicle registration number UBF 052F.
The victim works at URA branch at Kyaliwajjala, Kiira Municipality, in Wakiso District. His car was later intercepted by police after he rushed to a neighbour’s home who helped him call the Police’s 999 Patrol team that pursued the suspects and managed to locate them using a tracking device in the car.
Police arrested one suspect, Joshua Kanyoro, who was driving the stolen car, who later led detectives to various spots where the thugs often hid stolen items.
He also helped the Police arrest his two other accomplices identified as Shifa Mujuzi and Jamil Aol.