Police identifies Boda-boda gangs attacking Government vehicles with Petrol Bombs

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Suspected criminals on police wanted list; Uganda Police Force (UPF) Photo

The joint security teams have identified five suspected criminals, who have been attacking government vehicles with metal objects and petrol bombs in protest against continued restrictions on boda-boda operations in Uganda.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, one of the motorcycles is registration number UEU 391F.

The suspects attacked a government vehicle registration number UG 0450T on June 23, 2020. 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 third incident happened 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 and the explosive busted into flames.

“Three incidents have been reported in different parts of the city including Katwe, Nateete and Busega and it is suspected 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” CP Onyango said.

Wanted: Other suspected criminals: Uganda Police (UPF) Photo

In all incidences, the target victims escaped unhurt and the suspects are still on the run according to police.

Police say they are using all the available technology to have the suspects arrested and charged and appealed to anybody with any information that may to the arrest of these suspects to report to the nearest police station

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