According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police PRO, SP Patrick Onyango Uganda Police Force 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.
Three incidents have been reported in different parts of the city including Katwe, Nateete and Busega.
They 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.
Five suspected criminals have been identified, who have been using these motorcycles and we are pursuing them.One of the motorcycles is registration number UEU 391F.
In the first incident, 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.
“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 lead 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” said Onyango
Below are the photographs of the criminals that we retrieved from our CCTV cameras.