Police Intensifies Search for Robbers Who Strangled Boda Boda Rider

Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga

Following a gruesome murder of a yet to be identified boda boda on Saturday in Rubaga division, Police in Kampala has launched a search for the suspects, Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga says.

The incident occurred on June 29 at round 4am, at Kakeeka Zone, Rubaga Division in the Kampala district

According to Enanga, the rider was murdered by two unidentified male robbers, who posing as potential clients, attacked, strangled and repeatedly hit him with a stone to the head, killing him instantly.

Thereafter, police says, they immediately took off with his motorcycle.

He says the incident was captured on the CCTV cameras of a nearby nursery and primary school.

“It (video clip) was retrieved by the police and widely circulated for the public to help in the identification of the two male suspects. The body of the deceased was transported to the city mortuary for further post-mortem examination,” Enanga said in a statement on Saturday.

“At the moment, our cyber forensic experts are analysing the CCTV footage for facial recognition and formal identification of the suspects, as well as the registration number plates of the stolen motorcycle,” he adds.

He explains that Police is engaging managers of all boda boda stages, whose members could have disappeared or anyone that might have knowledge about a missing rider or the two male suspects, to contact police.

“Additional teams from the Homicide and Flying squad departments, have been despatched to Old Kampala Divisional Headquarters, to assist in identifying the suspects and tracking them down for arrest,” he says.

He also reminded boda boda riders, of continued threats against them, of robbers posing as potential clients before urging them to avoid late night transactions, avoid carrying more than one passenger and to share trip details with colleagues.

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