By Our Reporter
The police have arrested two men alleged to have taken part in the murder of a boda boda cyclist whose video has been trending on social media after CCTV cameras at a nearby nursery school captured the murderers strangling and hammering the cyclist and later taking off with his motorcycle.
The video that came out Saturday in Mengo Rubaga Division, has left many Kampala residents terrified and wondering when such murders will end.
Abdul Qadir Abdul Fatah and Jumaha Abdullah residents of Mengo, were arrested after the police were informed that the two refused to give way to the president’s convoy.
More shocking the two were found with several Simcards, forged identification documents and each was putting at least 4 clothes. They were transferred from the police post to Kibuye police station.
The murder of the commercial cyclist occurred on June 29, 2019 at round 0400 am, at Kakeeka Zone, Rubaga Division.
The CCTV video was retrieved by the police and widely circulated for the public to help in the identification of the two male suspects. The body of the deceased was transported to the city mortuary for further post-mortem examination.
“At the moment, our cyber forensic experts are analyzing the CCTV footage for facial recognition and formal identification of the suspects, as well as the registration number plates of the stolen motorcycle. We are also engaging managers of all boda boda stages, whose members could have disappeared or anyone that might have knowledge about a missing rider or the two male suspects, to contact police,” said police spokesman Fred Enanga.
Additional teams from the Homicide and Flying squad departments, have been dispatched to Old Kampala Divisional Headquarters, to assist in identifying the suspects and tracking them down for arrest.
“We want to use this opportunity to remind all boda boda riders, of continued threats against them, of robbers posing as potential clients. We urge them to avoid late night transactions, avoid carrying more than one passenger and to share trip details with colleagues,” he said on Saturday.