Sulaiman Mkanda, a suspect at the territorial police station in Old Kampala, is in custody for allegedly trying to steal the motorcycle registration number UFL 990Q with a fake warrant card.
The territorial Police at Old Kampala have in custody a suspect identified as Sulaiman Mkanda for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle registration number UFL 990Q with a fake warrant card.
According to Luke Owoyesigire the police spokesperson, the incident occurred on the 19th of April 2022 at about midnight in the Namungona Zone.
He said one man identified as Mkada while travelling on a boda boda being ridden by another man only identified as Aine, stopped an oncoming motorcycle UFL 990Q from the other side and pulled out a fake police warrant card reading D/AIP Byaruhanga Sulaiman to prove to the rider that he was a police officer and began confronting and questioning him why he was overspeeding.
“It is alleged that on the fateful night while Mkada was on a motorcycle being ridden by another man only identified as Aine, he stopped an oncoming motorcycle UFL 990Q, pulled out a Fake Police Warrant card reading D/AIP Byaruhanga Sulaiman to prove to the rider that he was a Police officer and begun questioning him why he was riding very fast.”
Owoyesigire said the rider identified as Bukenya Abdul was shaken by the confrontation and in the process he allowed Mkada to remove the ignition Key from his bike.
The police spokesperson, however, noted that in the process, the security patrollers led by Oc Namungona arrived at the scene and upon seeing them, Mkanda threw away the warrant card plus the ignition key and ran into hiding.
Owoyesigire disclosed that the patrollers who were not ready to give up pursued and arrested him after which he was transported to Old Kampala Police station where he is currently being detained.
Meanwhile, Owoyesigire indicated that charges including that impersonation and theft have since been levied on him and he will be arraigned in the court as soon as possible.
“We have preferred charges of impersonating a police officer and that of theft of a motorcycle on the suspect. Relevant statements have been recorded and the suspect will be arraigned in courts of law as soon as possible,” Owoyesigire indicated.
“We are also looking into many other allegations where victims have come out to allege that officers not in uniform have previously disappeared with their motorcycles upon impounding them,” he added.