Rapper Dan Kigozi aka Navio has spoken out following an attack on her mother which left her with multiple injuries.
Unidentified criminals attacked the home of the former Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority, Dr. Maggie Kigozi, located at Kakeeka ,Lugujja ,Rubaga Division at around 4am on the 6th May 2015.
The thugs gained access through the roof but they found when one Ms Brenda Bagoza was awake and she fought with one thug who dropped a knife and took off.
Dr. Kigozi also managed to fight one thug but unfortunately she tried to grabbed the knife from the thug and she injured her hand.
In the ensuing scuff, she and her nice one Brenda Bagoza sustained minor injuries and the thugs fled without taking anything, according to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson.
He said the hunt is on to have the criminals apprehended.
“Security has been beefed up in the area as investigations continue,” Onyango added.
According to Maggie’s other son, Fred Kigozi, a film maker, she bravely managed to defend herself but sustained injuries prompting her to undergo surgery at Nakasero hospital.
He said the attackers had beaten security of the dogs that guard the home but encouraged the community to speak out in case they saw any of the suspects.
Navio, on the other hand, says their mother is now safe and fine.
“I know she will come out stronger than ever,” Navio assured the public.
“Thank you for all of the support from family, friends and fans. I apologise to the public for not having made a statement yet,” he started in a social media message.
“Men entered my Mother’s house. My mother and cousin suffered hand related wounds only.”
He confirmed that nothing was taken as they fought back and managed to make enough noise for the intruders to retreat and flee.
“My mother is stable and strong and has already been discharged. We can all learn from the bravery they have shown and I’m proud to call her my Mother,” Navio concluded.
Dr Ben Mbonye, the director Nakasero hospital confirmed that Maggie underwent surgery but will be fine.
Meanwhile, police went back to the scene with the canine unit (sniffer dogs) and managed to track the robbers up to a boda boda stage.
They concluded that the assailants could have escaped on a motorcycle.
Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, says they are still hunting for the robbers to identify motive their motive since they never stole anything.
“We need to get a description of the suspects at least,” Enanga said.