Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, confirmed re-arrest of Walusimbi over fresh robbery charges he allegedly committed on 7th of this month when he robbed unsuspecting ladies he had given a lift at Entebbe Road.
Courtsey image of Baker Walusimbi being guided to enter court for rape and murder charges
week, police arrested rapist, murderer and robber Baker Walusimbi over
new robbery crimes.
had been released barely a year ago on charges of rape and murder of girls,
offences he had committed several years ago.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed
the re-arrest of Walusimbi over fresh robbery charges he allegedly
committed on November 7th when he robbed unsuspecting ladies he had
offered a lift at Entebbe
started when a female lady opened a case at Lubowa Police Station along Entebbe
Road on CRB 228/19 alleging that a male driver who had offered them a lift at
Nasser Road in Kampala turned against them and robbed them at gunpoint.
said that on the 7/11/19 while at Nasser Road in the company of her sister
waiting for public means/ motor vehicles heading to Entebbe, there came a man
driving a Toyota Wish blue in colour Reg. No. UBF 640V and asked them to board
to Entebbe. The driver was wearing a black jacket and white cap,” Owoyesigyire
said quoting the complainant’s statement at Lubowa Police Station.
ladies boarded and were later joined by a third unknown lady. Walusimbi allegedly
decided to branch off Entebbe Rd to Kigo Road driving inside while threatening the
occupants. He allegedly told the ladies that he is a killer who had been hired
to kill unknown ladies, but the victims had fallen in the trap but would not kill
further stated that he stopped and ordered them out while pointing a pistol unto
them hence leaving their properties such as 2 mobile phones, 20 new hand bags,
money cash 3,900,000shs, clothes, National ID, a pair of shoes all to value at
approximately 10,150,000shs,” added Owoyesigyire.
recording the victim’s accounts, police launched a hunt for the vehicle whose
number plate the victims had noted. Lubowa police liaised with counterparts at
Kampala Central Police Station- CPS and Katwe.
A team was
formed up to trace for the Motor vehicle through CCTV footages and radio communications
were sent this putting the vehicle on wanted. Police netted Walusimbi at
Nakasero seemingly unaware that he was being hunted. He was in the very vehicle
he had used to rob the ladies.
was detained at CPS, but later picked by detectives from Lubowa that tasked him to
lead the investigators to his home at Centenary zone, Makindye Division, in
immediately detained at CPS Kampala. An officer from Lubowa proceeded to CPS to
pick him and from there proceeded to the suspect’s place of Residence in for a
search before coming to Lubowa where items such as white cap, insecticide Bop,
3photocopies of PF18, 4phone receipts and 4 female passport photographs were
recovered,” said Owoyesigyire.
detectives picked from Walusimbi’s home include; High Court Indictment of
Kajjansi CRB 1037/2005 for the previous murder and out of prison on bail, six
Sim Cards, five flushes, were also collected.
now in custody, investigators are continuing to investigate proof of motor
vehicle ownership, tracking the stolen phones, analyzing exhibits and hunt for
the pistol he allegedly used to rob the ladies.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.