Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, confirmed that the team was dispatched based on the records that have revealed the resumption of motorcycle robberies in various parts of the country.
CP Fred Enanga- police PRO
of Crime Intelligence Brig Gen Chris
Damulira has dispatched a team to hunt for a new gang of criminals targeting
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, confirmed that the team was dispatched based
on the records that have revealed the resumption of motorcycle robberies in
various parts of the country.
Enanga said ever since the country lifted the total lockdown, there have been
several incidents of motorcycle robberies particularly targeting Boda-boda
riders. Police say a few days ago, three Boda-boda riders were waylaid, hacked
or strangled to death.
Some of the victims of the new wave of motorcycle robberies include Ntungire
Benon who was strangled to death in Kamusenene village, Ntungamo district and
his motorcycle robbed.
Bashir Boogezi, another Boda-boda rider was murdered in Ntinda –Kyeberese
village, Lukwanga parish, in Wakiso district. His motorcycle was also robbed.
The team has been tasked to review all the motorcycle robberies recorded in the
recent past to unravel the possible connection.
“Aggravated robberies surrounding motorcycles are now on increase because of
the increased activity. It is an area our crime intelligence team is looking
into and would ensure culprits are arrested,” Enanga said.
In some of the incidents, police are reviewing CCTV footage from nearby cameras
especially in Kampala metropolitan. The CCTV footage is intended to trace the
last appearances of victims with the hope of getting the motorcycles, cars or
human beings that were near them before their gruesome killings.
2019 was largely dominated by murders of Boda-boda riders by a gang allegedly
led by Tamale Aloysius alias Sekyewa Patrick, alias Young Mulo. He was arrested
with suspected accomplices who included Senyonga Umar, Mubale Bob alias Musoga
Ben, Bandiho Majidu alias Kagame and Mugisha John Bosco alias Mukiga. The group
was linked to the 20 murders of Boda-boda riders.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID has arrested 60 people
in connection to robberies, murders and mob actions registered last week across
the country. CID records indicate 52 people were murdered last week in domestic
violence, robbery and property fights.
For cases related to domestic violence, Enanga has rallied local leaders to
always be swift in addressing such disputes and where they feel they cannot
handle they should be fast at alerting the police’s Child and Family Protection
Unit –CFPU for intervention.
“Cases of deaths arising out of domestic violence were many and we call upon
our local leaders to take interest. One domestic incident happened in Kasubi
where a security guard identified as Emitu Emilton left his home to go to the
village but returned home and found the wife with another man. He stabbed the
wife severally and killed her instantly,” Enanga said.
In Fort Portal, John Tumwebaze, a Boda-boda rider asked his wife Stella
Komuhendo to give him a jacket containing 25,000 shillings. But when the wife
refused, Tumwebaze beat up her and when she ran away, he pounced on their five-month-old
baby and killed him.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.