The boda boda rider who attempted to commit suicide at Kireka Police Station on Sunday night has been admitted at Kirudu hospital, police has said.
He has been identified as Emanuel Kabanda.
According to Police, last night at about 8:30 PM, a team of officers from Kireka went on a routine normal patrol to enforce presidential directives on COVID-19 and in the process, they impounded 10 motorcycles as they were moving beyond the stipulated time.
“Among them is motorcycle registration number UDU 610H that was being ridden by a one Kabanda Emmanuel,” reads part of the statement released by KMP deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire.
Owoyesigire said that the motorcycles were then parked at the station yard, however, at about 9:00 PM, the suspect went to the station and demanded for his motor cycle but he was informed that he should return in the morning to claim it.
The suspect then left the station and after a short while, he was seen about 30 meters away from the Police station running, burning with flames of fire, and crying for help.
Police officers mobilized and poured water on him to save his life.
“He was then rushed to Kirudu Hospital for medical treatment. Statements have been recorded from all the witnesses and exhibits that include a mineral water bottle that he allegedly used for buying petrol, burnt shirt, shoes and others have been recovered and transferred to Government Analytical Laboratory for analysis,” Owoyesigire said.
However, police authorities have also revealed that they are investigating possibilities of extortion by their officers which might have irked the suspect into attempting suicide.