“Mugoya had hidden the Semi-Automated Rifle –SAR inside one of the University branches where he had deployed two security guards to protect the premises. The gun was recovered with bullets,” the source said.
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.
He says that although the robbery took place on Sunday night, he had been convinced by the Managers at Mansion Hotel that an in-house search would help them recover the money without the involvement of the police.
The two reportedly collected between 40,000 and 100,000 Shillings from their victims as transport and registration fees to help them benefit from a resettlement package in which each of them was expected to receive at least 2.5 million Shillings to help them engage in gainful livelihoods and facilitate their reintegration within their respective communities.
Habyara replaces Superintendent of Police, Cyrus Tugume Katta, who has been serving in acting capacity since the reign of Gen Edward Kale Kayihura. The Police Witness Protection Unit is mandated with protecting witnesses whose life is deemed to be at risk given the nature of the cases they are involved in.