Phones, UGX250k stolen as thugs break into Late Archbishop Lwanga’s home

Posted: 2021-04-16T08:45:32Z
Phones, UGX250k stolen as thugs break into Late Archbishop Lwanga’s home

Police in Nagalama have arrested for one person while over 15 others are on the run, following a break in at the ancestral home of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga located at Kyabakadde village, Kyabakadde Parish in Kyampisi Sub-county, Mukono District in the wee hours of Friday morning.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy police spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan, preliminary investigations indicate that unidentified thugs, more than 15 in number, armed with pangas, sticks and breaking implements, dressed in plain clothes wearing face masks, attacked the residence at night. 

“They gained entry of the Late Archbishop's residence after cutting the perimeter fence. They attacked the occupants in the house and robbed mobile phones, cash totalling to Shs250,000 from two victims. The suspects later tied the victims before they fled. The police were able to recover some exhibits at the scene and also arrested one suspect. A hunt for the rest is ongoing” Owoyesigyire noted.

According to Owoyesigyire, the suspect who lives in the same home, went missing during the robbery and resurfaced at 6am, creating suspicion that he might have been behind the robbery. 

He is still under investigations.   

Police have recorded all relevant statements and investigations are ongoing to have the rest of the suspects arrested and produced before courts of law.

Archbishop Lwanga died on Easter Eve and was buried on Thursday last week. Government contributed UGX300 million.