Police: Rioter who Hit Cop With Hammer in Kampala Arrested

*Kampala: Police Arrests Man Who Hit Officer With A Hammer*

Kampala Metropolitan Police have announced the arrested of a man who was captured on video while hitting a police officer with a hammer.

“The joint security team have arrested an associate of the suspected criminal who was captured on camera assaulting a police officer on duty yesterday,” said Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango.

The suspect was picked from his hideout with the help of CCTV cameras.

He has been identified as Benson Kasozi.

“He is detained at CPS Kampala. He is cooperating with the detectives,” Onyango added.

The suspect attacked the cop near Kiseka market in downtown Kampala as he was putting out a fire that was set up by rioters.

In Natete, protesters also attacked the head of an LDU guard on duty.


The suspect is currently being charged with assaulting a police officer.

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