Notorious Gang leader behind Nansana robberies finally netted

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The territorial police in Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) South and Nansana Division, has in custody a notorious gang leader who was behind the wave of armed robberies, sexual assaults against women, burglaries, and swash-and-grab attacks, in Nansana Division.

The suspect identified as Lubowa Geofrey alias Jeff and his other accomplices including notorious robbers; Bate, Paddy and a one Kevin have been on police wanted list in the Nansana Division.

On the March 11, 2022, Lubowa and others still at large all armed with pangas, attacked Turinawe Robert while heading home with his daughter, Sarah Nuwasiime, and robbed from them cash, 7.5m and 3 smart phones. Robert is a businessman dealing in gas.

According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the thugs also vandalized their victims vehicle, before getting away on two bodaboda motorcycles.

Lubowa, a former convict who was released 5 months ago, was tracked down and arrested on March 31, 2022, at 3:30am at Ochieng ward in Nansana Municipality.

The suspect, according to Enanga, has been a notorious bouncer who was arrested in 2017–2018 in the women murders in Nansana and Entebbe. In the year 2020, he was again arrested for assaulting a Police Officer, who had gone to arrest him, for burglary and theft.

Upon search, police says he was found with two common flagged jackets used in robberies, two black T-shits labeled security, house breaking implements and opium.

Enanga said the arrest of this notorious suspect shows police’s determination to rid Nansana Division of such actors of violence but called upon victims who could have been mugged, attacked, robbed and raped or victimized to share details, with the police at Nansana Division.

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