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Crime intelligence arrests 5 over raid on late archbishop’s residence

Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Five people suspected to have been involved in the raid on the residence of the late former Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga have been arrested in an intelligence-led operation.

According to police sources, the suspects were tracked down using the phone that was stolen from Dr. Lwanga’s residence at Kyabakadde Village in Kyampisi Sub-county in Mukono District in the wee hours of April 16, 2021. “They have confessed that they indeed raided this home expecting to get money. They assumed that the money given to the family in form of condolence was still in the house.

They have told us who among the close neighbours and relatives masterminded the robbery,” source said. During the robbery, the thugs, who were numbering close to 20 robbed more than Shillings 200,000, stole a mobile phone including gang-raping a woman they found inside the house.

Shortly after the raid, Brig Chris Damulira, the Director of Investigations Uganda Police tasked the Kampala intelligence team under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police-ACP, Thomas Kasimo to hunt down the suspects. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the five suspects. 

The suspects were briefly held at Crime Intelligence offices in Bukoto on Tuesday before being transferred to the Special Investigations Division –SID in Kireka. 

Archbishop Lwanga passed on in his sleep on April 3, 2021, at his official residence in Rubaga. Several people sent condolence messages accompanied by huge sums of money. 



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