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7 Cops Arrested as Boda cyclist who burnt self over Shs100k bribe dies

By Richard Kintu

Police say a boda boda cyclist who this week attempted to burn himself to death at Kireka Police Station, has died from the hospital where he had been admitted.

On Monday, Emmanuel Kabanda, attempted to commit suicide, after his motorcycle was impounded by Kireka Police team when he was found riding it in violation of curfew.

He was rescued by officers and taken to Kiruddu hospital for treatment, but he was last night pronounced dead.

The Deputy Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire says 6 officers attached to Kireka were arrested by Professional Standards Unit to aid the investigations into the alleged suicide.

The officers who are currently under detention on allegations of extortion include; ASP Mulinde, Cpl Twinomujuni Francis Cpl Nakisige Joan, PC Higenyi Noman, D/Constable Logose Matha, PC Bintamye Robert.

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