Police in Katwe are investigating an attempted murder of Patrick Katatanzi, a chief manager corporate section Centenary bank, by use of acid.
The incident happened on Tuesday at around 5pm.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police, Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said police in Katwe received information that someone had been attacked by use of acid along Makindye Road near KCCA offices.
Owoyesigyire said the relevant police teams responded at the scene where the vehicle of the victim reg no. UAU 954J Probox grey in colour was found.
He says by the time the team from Katwe arrived, the victim had been rushed to Nsambya Hospital by a good Samaritan.
It is alleged that the victim was alone in the car driving home from his workplace, and While along Makindye Road, two men on a motorcycle came from rear of his vehicle and threw at him a jug containing a liquid suspected to be acid.
“The liquid splashed on him and burnt him and the clothes he was dressed in. Part of the driver’s seat also got burnt,” Owosigyire said.
He said the victim managed to park the car aside and ran out to Makindye medical center, which was close to the scene before he was rushed to Nsambya hospital.
Owosigyire said. “Our officers examined the scene and were able to pick samples of the liquid which have been submitted to Government Analytical Laboratories in Wandegeya for analysis.”
He said with the help of CCTV cameras, they are hopeful the assailants will be arrested as soon as possible.
The victim’s vehicle is currently parked at Makindye Police Station as investigations go on.