Crime & Investigation

How Police Tracked, Shot Deadly Car Robber In Kampala

this geneva;”>The Violent Crimes Intelligence and Operations Unit (VCIOU) of police on Tuesday evening morning overpowered Koloba Musa in a serious gun battle as he attempted to rob a car in Lubowa, along Entebbe road, Kampala.

A resident of Nabweru, a Kampala suburb, Koloba had earlier robbed a South Sudanese national, John Mubbi’s saloon car registration number UAE 860E in Kajjansi at gunpoint.

Mubbi was on his way to Kampala when Koloba intercepted him before ordering the trader to surrender the car or face a bullet in his head.

Moments after driving off, Mubbi telephoned police for help.

Luckily, VCIOU rapidly stormed Entebbe Road thus arresting Koloba before sneaking into his car garage in Kawempe.

Koloba tried to fire at cops but he was overwhelmed by the police commandos’ firepower.

Realizing he could hardly sustain a gun battle with the police undercover agents, Koloba dashed out of the stolen car in a bid to escape the long arm of the law.

His move was defeated when an AK 47 bullet ripped apart his thigh. Koloba fell on the tarmac as he whimpered in agonizing pain.

The detectives quickly took charge of the situation and handcuffed him.

Koloba’s two accomplices, Ronald Kafeero and Drisa Yigga, who were found in the stolen car, were apprehended as well.

Koloba, who was subsequently hospitalized at Mulago Referral Hospital, confessed to stealing more than a 1,000 cars around Kampala Metropolitan area in the last two years.

Detectives recovered several car number plates and two other stolen cars at his home which were impounded and taken to Jinja road police station.

Nixon, one of the police undercover agents who carried out the mission, told Chimpreports that after searching Koloba’s garage in Kawempe, a large cache of machines which the group has been using to change vehicles to different shapes and with new number plates was recovered.

“I would like to call upon all those who have more reliable information about Koloba’s atrocities to come and testify against him,” Nixon urged the public.

He also revealed that more 459 cars were also found without plates at his secret garage on Bombo road.

These cars were impounded as part of evidence to pin Koloba.

The thug was was also found in possession of an AK47 assault rifle, a pistol and other unspecified rounds of ammunition which he has been using to rob the city dwellers’ cars.

After the altering their shapes, the cars would be put on market.

According to police spokesperson, Judith Nabakoba, detectives had already started the hunt for Koloba since “he is as deadly as Sobbi (a notorious city killer arrested a few months ago).”

“We shall take Koloba to court when we are done with investigations,” said Nabakooba.

She warned that police is still hunting for more deadly robbers and killers who are still at large.

He said the crime rate in the city has been high due to these armed robbers.

Koloba’s two accomplices, Ronald Kafeero and Drisa Yigga, who were found in the stolen car are now in police custody

Police recovered the South Sudan trader’s car which Koloba had robbed

Some of the logbooks found at Koloba’s garage in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb

Some of the number plates of stolen cars found in Koloba’s possession


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