Police have traced and arrested one of the motorcyclists (a boda boda rider), who was captured on our CCTV cameras, in attacks against government vehicles.
The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district, yesterday with the help of CCTV cameras.
He was later transferred to Katwe Police Station for further management.
The suspect is a boda boda rider around Ham Towers.
He admitted that he is the one in the picture police released over the weekend to the media.
Police said they noted with concern criminals using motorcycles that are attacking and damaging government owned vehicles while on the road.
The criminals are using improvised petrol bombs they hurl in the vehicles and metallic objects to hit on the windscreens.
Three incidents have been reported in different parts of the city including Katwe, Nateete and Busega.
“We suspect that the criminals’ intention is to force government to stop health guidelines against carrying of passengers by boda boda motorcyclists that government put in place to contain the spread of Coronavirus,” Police announced.
The joint securityteams have identified five suspected criminals, who have been using these motorcycles and we are pursuing them.
One of the motorcycles is registration number UEU 391F.
The suspects attacked a government vehicle registration number UG 0450T on June 23, 2020. However, the occupants survived unhurt.
In the second incident, the suspects politely asked the driver of motor vehicle registration number UG 0182H to stop for them to cross. When the driver stopped, they pulled out a hammer and hit the windscreen. The criminals were unable to execute their crime and fled after their hammer fell in the car.
The third was conducted at Busega-Mityana Roundabout when criminals hurled a flammable liquid in the bottle in a government vehicle registration number UG 0199K, a Toyota Fortune on June 26, 2020.
This explosive busted into flames on the co-driver’s side, but the public nearby extinguish the fire.
These actions are unacceptable.
“We are using all the available technology at our disposal to have them arrested and charged with malicious damage to government property and other offences.
We appeal to anybody with any information that can led us to the arrest of these criminals to pass it in confidence to the nearest police station or ring the following numbers
0714668079, 0714667793, 0718452616, 0715986952, 0715989979, 0772858872,” Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango warned.