Following a series, of attacks by panga wielding men, police in KMP South and Nansana Division have arrested the leader of the gang that has been terrorizing the areas.
CP Enanga Fred the Police Spokesperson told the media that the suspect is Lubowa Geofrey alias Jeff. He has allegedly been behind the wave of armed robberies, sexual assaults against women, burglaries, and swash-and-grab attacks, in Nansana Division.
His other accomplices include notorious robbers like BATE, PADDY and KEVIN who are on the police wanted list in the Nansana Division. On 11.03.2022 while armed with pangas, Lubowa and others still at large, attacked Turinawe Robert, a businessman dealing in gas, while heading home with his daughter, Sarah Nuwasiime, and robbed their cash totalling 7.5m and 3 smartphones.
The thugs also vandalized his vehicle, before getting away on two Boda Boda motorcycles. The suspect also worked as a bouncer and was first arrested in 2017 – 2018 during the infamous murders of women in Nansana and Entebbe.
In 2020, Lubowa was again arrested for assaulting a Police Officer, who had gone to arrest him, for burglary and theft. He is a former convict, released 5 months ago.
Police tracked down and arrested him on 31.03.2022, at 3:30 am at Ochieng ward in Nansana Municipality. Upon search, he was found with two common flagged jackets used in robberies, two black T-shirts labelled security, housebreaking implements and opium.
“The arrest of this notorious suspect shows our determination to rid Nansana Division of such actors of violence. As we intensify our efforts, in dismantling this destructive gang, we call upon victims who could have been mugged, attacked, robbed and raped or victimized to share details, with the police at Nansana Division,” says Enanga.