Crime & Investigation

Police Lists Nine Boda Boda Hit Men, Three Look-Alikes In Custody

Police has listed nine persons suspected to be hit men who kill boda boda riders in and out of Kampala.

This was revealed in a security briefing at Police headquarters in Naguru on Monday.

According to the law enforcement body, there is an ongoing crackdown on criminal cells that steal motorcycles and later sell them to various dealers in Kampala.

Last week, Kampala metropolitan police South region raided shops suspected to sell stolen motorcycles and spare parts.

The operations were carried out in Ndeeba, Natete and Nalukolongo.

In a report, Mr Enanga revealed that a total of 45 motorcycles were recovered and 13 suspects arrested.

He said that some suspects have since led operatives to where they got the motorcycles as investigations are still ongoing.

Two of the suspects have led the officers to Mityana district; two to Mukono and one has led them to Fort portal town.

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Mr Enanga also said that four suspects have already been taken to court while two are still undergoing interrogation at Special Investigations Unit in Kireka.

However, he revealed that nine serial hit men were identified and put under place on the wanted list.

Though he did not disclose their identities, he mentioned a one Rogers Semanda from the list who was arrested recently and is currently remanded to Luzira Prison.

As part of investigations into the boda boda thefts, police publicist told pressmen that they have placed informants in the boda boda industry to identify criminals.

From the recoveries, police said that 5 motorcycles have been given back to their rightful owners.

Also several spare parts including engines and frames have been entered in Uganda Revenue Authority systems to identify their owners.

This police action follows a recent increase of cases regarding boda boda theft in the country in which many have also lost their lives.

While commenting on the recent incident at Kakeeka zone in Mengo where a CCTV camera captured two men killing a Boda Boda rider, Mr Enanga said that Police arrested three men in investigations.

“We have three look-alikes in our custody at SIU as the forensic team continues to reconstruct the footage,” he said.

He however pointed out that the forensic team is still lacking software that matches sophisticated footage, but added that the agency is in process to procure it.

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