The territorial Police at Old Kampala has detained a man identified as Sulaiman Mkanda for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle registration number UFL 990Q.
The incident took place on the 19th April, 2022 at about midnight at Namungona Zone.
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.
For the respect of the law, the rider identified as Bukenya Abdul unsuspectingly surrendered his motorcycle to Sulaiman who removed the ignition Key.
“However, in the process, our patrollers led by Oc Namungona arrived and Mkanda threw away the warrant card plus the ignition key and took off,” Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan police said.
The patrollers pursued and arrested Sulaiman but not without resistance . He was taken to Old Kampala Police station where he is currently being held.
“We have preferred charges of impersonating a Police officer and that of theft of a Motorcycle on the suspect,” Mr Owoyesigyire revealed.
According to Owoyesigyire, the suspect has recorded statements and will be arraigned in courts of law as soon as Possible.
The police say it is investigating many other cases in which several victims have come out to allege that officers not in uniform have previously disappeared with their Motorcycles upon impounding them.