Ten people have been arrested by the police in Kampala for their involvement in the attacks on motorists and pedestrians along the Northern bypass in Kampala.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson says the suspects were picked up during an operation that was commanded by Stephen Tanui, the Kampala Metropolitan Police commander.
The operation was launched following several complaints from the public of thugs along the Northern bypass who have been ambushing and assaulting people before taking away their property.
“We have been receiving complaints about the increase of vandalism of motor vehicles and attacks on persons along the northern by-pass, our task teams have embarked on operations with an aim of identifying the criminals and their promoters. On Thursday, 10 suspects were arrested around areas of the Kyebando flyover” said Owoyesigyire.
He explained that the suspects were found with Marijuana, knives, and stolen phones adding that the operations are still ongoing with an aim of clamping down on criminality along the bypass.
The operations also follow an incident in which one Fred Nashmolo, a truck driver working with Tumwebaze investments limited, was attacked and killed at Lubigi near the National Water and Sewerage Corporation treatment plant.
Shem Ssenoga, one of Tumwebaze’s colleagues told police that a group of criminals armed with hammers and other blunt objects waylaid Nashmolo when he made a stopover to check a flat tyre. He was hit on the forehead before robbing him.