Police arrests 24 suspects, impounds 171 Cars, 489 Boda Bodas on Day 1 of Public Transport ban

Posted: 2020-03-26T14:26:13Z Read: 1,536 times
Police arrests 24 suspects, impounds 171 Cars, 489 Boda Bodas on Day 1 of Public Transport ban

The Police in Kampala Metropolitan area have impounded 171 motor vehicles (mostly taxis), 489 motorcycles and arrested 10 suspects during an operation carried out on Thursday to enforce the Presidential directives issued last night.


SP Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson in KMP says the enforcement involved deploying in strategic areas, along routes that lead to the City Centre, Markets, Taxi and Bus terminals and setting check points.


He adds that although majority of the population adhered to the directives there are some indiscipline ones who have attempted to defy the orders. 


“We decided to impound their Motor vehicles, Motorcycles and arrested those violating the directives. The suspects who were arrested, they were violent and aggressive towards Police Officers during the arrest” Onyango said.


The motor vehicles, motorcycles and suspects are at various Police Stations in KMP.


In a related development, 14 suspects have been arrested around Container village in Central Kampala for attempting to steal from a motor vehicle along Burton Street. Police was informed and responded and the thieves tried to run away but they were chased up container village where they were arrested.Th


e suspects are currently being detained at CPS Kampala on theft charges.


According to Onyango, apart from the few minor highlighted incidents mentioned above, Kampala Metropolitan area is peaceful and business in the various cleared places is going on smoothly.


The operation continues tomorrow.