Gunmen take hostage, rob Lutaaya, wife Irene


Lutaaya and Irene on stage

Da Nu Eagles founders and lovebirds Geoffrey Lutaaya and Irene Namatovu Lutaaya say they survived were robbed clean on Thursday night.

In a social media message today, Irene Namatovu Lutaya said last night’s tragedy was one that she had never experienced not only in music but also in her entire life.

“The information circulating about hijacking us last night is true, we were approached by armed men While driving from a show at Kabasanda in Butambala district, who on gun point ordered us get out of the car, lie on the ground, tied our hands behind our backs.”

The thugs then asked the couple to surrender phones and money and then marched them into a nearby bush.


The stolen car

They alter drove away with the couple’s car Alphard registration number UAY 544Q.

The couple was headed to Kampala after a successful stage performance in Gomba.

“But we thank God no one was hurt, Me, Geoffrey and the entire crew are all fine! Kasita Tuli Balamu!” Irene said.

Lutaaya later revealed that the stolen money was about Shs1 million.

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