Be alert Boda Boda riders are attacking govt cars , police warns . Whisper Eye Reports
Police have warned Officials using motor vehicles with government registration numbers to stand warned as a deadly boda boda group is dangerous along the way.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman SP Patrick Onyango has told the press that they are following up three cases.
Police have 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,’ says SP Onyango.
Three incidents have been reported in different parts of the city including Katwe, Nateete and Busega, according to SP Onyango.
“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, SP Onyango said.”
The joint security teams 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, Mr Onyango explained.”
SP onyango said that 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,’ he said.
Mr Onyango has appealed to anybody with any information that can led Police to the arrest of the suspected criminals to pass it in confidence to the nearest police station or ring the following numbers.
“Telephone numbers are; 0714668079, 0714667793, 0718452616, 0715986952, 0715989979, 0772858872”
The Police have also released photographs of the suspected criminals that were retrieved from police security CCTV cameras.