Police has arrested a spare parts dealer suspected to be part of the gang that buys stolen boda bodas in various parts of the country.
Over the weekend, police arrested Jimmy Kayirimuko after a tip-off from security officer.
“He was arrested while hiding together with Edward Nuwamanya also a colleague to Young Mulo,” police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.
He explained that on raiding Kayirimuko’s shop in Katwe, a tracking device to motorcycle number UEW 256G belonging to one Damiano Ssekalala who was killed in Makindye and motorcycle stolen.
“He (Kayirimuko) will now be added onto the case file where the other suspects are charged of murdering eight motorists,”Enanga said.
As the crackdown against the gang behind the widespread Boda Boda robberies intensified, the two suspected captured in the video strangling a rider were arrested.
Bosco Mugisha and Derrick Muwonge, also known as Young Mulo(not the singer) later confessed to having participated in at least five robberies and murders including the one captured on video in Mengo.
Several other suspects were arrested and most of them confessed to being part of the gang that terrorizes not only Kampala but also other parts of the country.
Police named Abdullah Nsubuga killed on January 21 in Kizungu, Makindye, Damiano Sekalala killed on April 24 in Makindye, Godfrey Nkata, who was killed on June 3, Emmanuel Gatete killed on March 13 along Salaama road in Makindye and Tom Wamala killed on June 2 as some of the victims of the criminal gang targeting Boda Boda riders.
Consequently, 55 number plates and 45 motorcycles have been recovered during police operations.
The Internal Security Organisation, Director General, Col.Kaka Bagyenda recently said the gang terrorising boda boda riders is widespread throughout the country.
He said that after robbing them in Kampala, motorcycles are taken to mainly Arua before they find their way to the Democratic Republic of Congo where there is a big market.
The stolen motorcycles are also dismantled and spare parts sold in various parts of the city including Katwe and Ndeeba.
The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said in another operation in Arua, seven suspects were arrested whereas 24 number plates were recovered.
He said all the suspects will soon be arraigned in court.