10 Arrested During Bodaboda Clashes

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Following bad blood, tension, clashes among Bodaboda associations in Kampala a group of riders linked to century riders association today morning stormed and ransacked Bodaboda 2010 offices setting fire on most properties including documents and furniture.

An organized gang of goons attacked the offices of Wakaliga, Makindye, Kikajjo, Ndejje and Bukesa with an aim of putting to extinction the activities of Bodaboda 2010 however police team from Katwe police station, Old Kampala intervened, arresting some suspects and calming down the situation.

Kampala metropolitan police commander CP Mwesigwa Frank has confirmed the arrest of 10 suspects and impounding of 19 motorcycles abandoned during the chase.

The suspects belonging to century Bodabodas riders association have been identified as Katongole Saulo, Kigunddu Hanza, Wamal Patrick, Busuiwa Joshua, Muyomba Farouk, Katerega Roger, Mubiru Godfrey, Ssebuwufu John Bosco, Yiga John Bosco and Ssemakula Alex.

The 10 have been charged with criminal trespass, theft and malicious damage under SD REF. 34/22/01/2018 of Natete police station and hunt continues.

While speaking before the media today, police spokesman Emilian Kayima warned the public against taking the law into their own hands, as security agencies are working hand-in-hand to screen, see who is culpable so that justice prevail.

“We are asking all Ugandans to respect rule of law, to allow the law work, as we are doing. It is our interest to find justice. We ask anyone who has issues to present them for all of us to do a good job in as far as curtailing crime is concerned”, Kayima said

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