Closed Circuit Television –CCTV security cameras have helped joint security forces to arrest 40 people suspected to have attacked police officers during City protests against the arrest of presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Closed Circuit Television –CCTV security cameras have helped joint
security forces to arrest 40 people suspected to have attacked police officers
during City protests against the arrest of presidential candidate, Robert
Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district on Wednesday morning on accusations
of flouting Standard Operating Procedures –SOPs intended to curtail the spread
After reviewing CCTV footage, security team commanded by Ivan Nduhura traced
and arrested the suspects that threw stones at police officers. Among the
suspects include, Benson Kasozi, who was captured on video attacking Nakivubo
Police Post commander, Consulate Kasule, with a hammer.
Kasule was attacked by Kasozi who was dressed in a red jumper and his
colleague, Ashraf, who was dressed in a green t-shirt. Ashraf threw a stone at Kasule
who was on the ground after being hit by Kasozi. The incident happened on
Wednesday afternoon when Kasule was removing logs and stones placed in the
middle of the road near Totalia building.
Police have now confirmed that Kasozi and Ashraf are now part of the 40 men
arrested in afternoon operation. The suspects are also accused of having
forcefully grabbed passengers and pedestrians’ property during the protest.
“Goons behind tyre burning in Nabugabo road and one called Ashraf who hit Kasule
with stone are ready with us here at CPS . More
than 40 goons who were robbing people we have arrested them,” Nduhura said.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said 11 police officers were injured on
Wednesday and Thursday particularly in Kampala metropolitan area that include
Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono districts.
Enanga said some of the suspects used nailed tyre cutters to deflate police
patrols while others destroyed CCTVs cameras, street signs and destroyed tarmac
roads. Some used the protest as an opportunity to loot motorists.
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More than 40 people died in the protests that rocked the country while over 100
were left injured. At least 577 people have been arrested by joint security
agencies on allegations of participating in unlawful protests and robbing
helpless people, passengers in taxis and on motorcycles.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.