The Territorial police in KMP South, in close coordination with the Flying Squad have intensified the crackdown on the new crime wave that involves killing of Boda Boda riders.
In the operations, the security agency has arrested 5 additional notorious suspects who are currently under custody.
According to spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, the new suspects were also actively involved in the numerous murders of boda boda riders and the subsequent robberies of their motorcycles.
He revealed that the gang currently comprises of proclaimed offenders that include; Tamale Aloysius alias Sekyewa Patrick, alias young Mulo; Senyonga Umar, Mubale Bob alias Musoga Ben, Bandiho Majidu alias Kagame and Mugisha John Bosco alias Mukiga.
“The gang leader, Tamale Aloysius would plant his accomplices, at well surveilled locations, where they jointly attacked and killed the victims,” Mr Enanga said.
On other occasions, the assailants would hire a boda boda rider whom they would attack and kill. Their victims were randomly selected.
From the investigations, police says that the suspects have since been linked to 6 murders of boda boda riders in Makindye division alone.
On the 21st, January, 2019, they allegedly murdered, Nsubuga Abdallah, a boda boda rider at Kizungu zone and robbed his motorcycle.
On 13th, March, 2019, they allegedly murdered, Galete Emmanuel, a boda boda rider at St Agnes, Salama road and robbed his motorcycle.
On the 24th, April, 2019, while at Country Club, Makindye, they allegedly murdered, Damiano Sekalaba and robbed his motorcycle Reg No.UEW 256G.
On the 29th, May, 2019, at Kanisa Zone Makindye, they participated in the murder of a boda boda rider [un identified yet ] and robbed his motorcycle.
On the 2nd, June, 2019, while at Makindye, they allegedly murdered Tom Malaba and robbed him of his motorcycle.
And on the 3rd, June, 2019, at Waswa Zone, Makindye, they murdered Nkata Godfrey and robbed his motorcycle.
“The scenes were reconstructed for better proof of evidence and thereafter, the suspects transferred to Old Kampala Divisional Police Headquarters, where they are being linked to an additional 5 cases of murder and related robberies including, the gruesome murder of Derrick Mulindwa, a boda boda rider, at Rubaga,” Enanga said.
“The other 4 are being reconstructed as well,” he added.
Relatedly police teams in Kawempe and Mukono are also verifying their records for probable linkages to the criminal gang.
However, the law enforcement body says that the prevailing facts clearly reveal how Aloysius Tamale the team leader, would identify new boda boda motorcycles for robbery.
He also doubled as the marketeer, who sold the stolen motorcycles in Muganzirwaza , Nyanama and Mutundwe and the proceeds shared.
From the investigations, Mr Enanga said that the crime wave has declined.
“We would like to inform the public that ever since the gang was arrested, there are no new incidents of boda boda robberies and related murders within the KMP area.”
On investigations into the murder of Mulindwa Derrick, police said they are progressively moving well, after fingerprints that were lifted on the deceased’s helmet matched those of Mugisha John Bosco. In addition, the clothes that the gang leader was putting on, a white shirt, with a pair of shorts and a white cap were recovered and are being submitted for further forensic analysis.
Members of the public with information regarding the criminal gang have been urged to pass on information to flying squad on telephone number on 0715986952.