MUKONO- A resident of Lumuli Mr. Alex Lwanja, who is also an employee at Bank of Uganda has survived an attack by 3 heavily-armed gunmen who broke into his home last night.
Mr. Lwanja who narrated what events that transpired saying that the robbers broke into his home in the wee hours of the night in an attempt to steal his car, a Raum registration number; UBB 656G in Lumuli village, Mukono District.
“The thieves broke into my home; they lubricated the gate so that it doesn’t make noise. They carefully opened the padlock to my garage in a way that the alarm did not go off.” Mr. Lwanja narrated his ordeal.
He said that they first lubricated the gate to his home to avoid friction that would wake him up. They carefully opened the padlocks on his gate and garage without the alarms going off.
“On peeping and seeing my garage and gate were wide open and the lights of my car were lighting from the garage I called the Defence Officer and alerted him about what was happening in my home.” He added.
When he realized he was being robbed, he then called village Defence Officer Mr. Vincent Ntege who deployed the Local Defence Unit (LDU) attached to Goma division.
The robbers upon hearing him on phone alerting the security fled the scene and drove away in his vehicle they took a wrong route that led to a dead end.
Shortly after, there was an exchange of gunfire between the robbers and the Local Defence Unit (LDU) attached to Goma division in Mukono Municipality in the wee hours of the night.
One robber was shot dead and the other thugs two vanished and are still at large.
The robbers had attacked the home of Mr Alex Lwanja an Officer in Bank of Uganda who is a resident of Lumuli village in Mukono District broke the padlock and stole his car.
“We heard gunshots and when we reached the scene we found a lot of army men and a dead body of one of the robbers” said Mr. Gerald Munyaneza one of the residents.
There have been a lot of robbery activities in the area especially targeting, cars and number plates they thanked the LDU for acting in time,” Mr. Nyambashe said.
He also revealed that last week he heard people fidgeting and on knocking his door.
Lt. Col. Mutyaba Kigula the Commander Local Defence Operations Mukono said they have been informed by some residents of the constant attempts.
“We are aware of these robbers, many residents have been making complaints to us.” Lt. Col. Mutyaba said.