Abraham Tukundane, the Luweero District Police Commander, says the five gangsters were arrested from Bombo town council after tip off and were transferred to Wobulenzi Police Station around 7am this morning to answer several criminal charges.
An angry mob has
killed David Ssemambo, the most wanted gang
leader in Wobulenzi town council in Luweero district. The mob members descended
on Ssemambo alias Mambo at Wobulenzi Police Station following his arrest this
just been picked up together with his aides including Dalton Muyomba, Charles
Ssettoke, Farouk Kigozi Ashraf and Alex Ssebunya. They were reportedly arrested
with machetes that they have been using to attack and rob residents.
Residents of Wobulenzi town council have been in fear of attacks
from the gang members since last year. The gangsters had plotted to rob a local
hardware shop in Wobulenzi on Tuesday night but information leaked to police,
which has been pursuing them.
Abraham Tukundane, the Luweero District Police
Commander, says the five gangsters were arrested from Bombo town council after
tip off and were transferred to Wobulenzi Police Station around 7am this
morning to answer several criminal charges.
explains that Ssemambo attempted to flee but residents surrounded him and
stoned him. He breathed his last while being rushed to Luweero Hospital. Residents
stormed the Police station demanding that police hands over the remaining four
suspects for lynching in vain.
who describes Ssemambo as a notorious gang, says his murder is a signal to the
end of the gang.
//Cue in: “I want to…
Cue out;…of this one”//
//Cue in: “Ekikulu enyo…
The suspects are facing charges of burglary,
rape, robbery, murder and theft among others. Some of the residents, say the gang
members have been storming their homes with machetes robbing anything they come
across. They say the death of Ssemambo is a sigh of relief to the community.
// Cue in: “Mambo yansanga …
Cue out;…n’enkuba endulu”//
Last week, gangsters struck leaving two people
injured and others crying foul after they stole their property. In December
last year, two people including a student of Bukalasa Agriculture College were
burnt to death when they were rounded up by residents in a crackdown on the
Ssemambo narrowly survived arrest after his
members used knives to attack residents who had rounded him. Last year, Police
registered 462 cases in Wobulenzi, some of which were attributed on the gang.