The Police Flying Squad Unit attached to West Nile Region has got a major breakthrough in an operation where they recovered seven (07) suspected stolen motorcycles and 42 number plates in series of operations that started on 31st/01/2020 up to date 05th/02/2020 aimed at getting rid of the common motorcycle thieves and robbers in Arua district.
The 42 number plates are suspected to be for stolen motorcycles. The operations started with a call from a complainant at Dokolo police station, Dokolo District on 31st/01/2020 to office of Flying Squad Unit, Arua following his stolen motorcycle reg. number UEZ 231M which had a tracking device in planted.
Accordingly, the officers responded quickly and recovered 7 suspected stolen motorcycles in total, 7 bajaj and 1 discovery type in the same household but in separate rooms in Kasua village, Pokea parish, Pajulu Sub county, Arua district.
Also, 14 pairs of motorcycle number plates and other dismantled spare parts were also recovered in the same house. According to a statement from police, one Eriku Ronald 25yrs old, resident of the same home wasn't at home by the time of the operation as he was on the run.
SP Angucia Josephine, the PRO West Nile says that on 04th/02/2020, teams of officers from Arua CPS, Regional Fire Department, ISO headed by Flying Squad Unit went back to the scene at Kasua village to continue with the operation where they recovered 20 more number plates of Motorcycles inside the pit.
On 05th/02/2020 at around Arua Airfield area, 8 more number plates of suspected stolen MCs were recovered in a house. Some suspects were arrested to assist police with investigations as others are still being traced.
“All recovered items are exhibited at Arua Police Station and those who lost their motorcycles are urged to identify their motorcycles and number plates at Arua CPS so that they can be traced. Operations will continue until when the prime suspects will be netted and brought to law book.
Of recent a number of incidences of robbing motorcycles and even murdering their riders have been registered in the region” Angucia said.