The Police have said that the Boda Boda 2010 chairperson, Abdalla Kitatta. Who was arrested recently is not in their custody.
The Force’s spokesperson, Mr Emilian Kayima revealed that Kitatta is in the jurisdiction of the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) and they have nothing to do with him but some of the members subscribed to the Boda Boda 2010 group.
Kayima made the statements during a press briefing in Kampala, where he revealed the eight (8) suspects connected to the murder of Francis Ekalungar, a former accountant at Case Hospital.
Kayima said that of the eight suspects, two are members of the Boda Boda 2010 group.
“We are progressing very well in regards to the murder of Ekalaungar. We have eight suspects their case file has been duly submitted to the DPP for perusal after which he will guide on the next course of action,” Kayima said.
The eight are; Deo Yiga , Huzairu Kiwalabye, Mawa Muzamilu , Nalunga Resty Goretti , mulema Hamza, Ekyandiya Vincent , David Bizimani , Ekikandi Muhindo.
Of the 8 suspects, Deo Yiga , Huzairu Kiwalabye belong to the boda boda 2010. However, Kayima strongly says police is not in control of Boda boda 2010 chairman Abdul Kitatta.
“Where is Kitatta and others? police is not in control of Kitatta. You remember that during the operation, issues of obstruction also came in, we arrested some of those. and director CID has been informed that there is need to scrutinize that category too,” Kayima said.
In the aftermath of the crackdown on Boda Boda 2010 members, angry riders stormed boda boda 2010 offices, vandalised, then set them ablaze. According to Kayima , those that were arrested in the aftermath have questions to answer.
The Uganda police force however cautions individuals about the rules and procedures of opening a cases against Kitatta and his group.
“When one files a case of assault, they ought to provide evidence, that can be done by providing medical form and other related documents. If there are no documents to prove that you were beaten, the case may not proceed,” Kayima said.
A total of 18 out of the 40 people who were recently arrested by the army over the alleged murder of Case hospital accountant Francis Ekalungar have been released on police bond.