The territorial police at Katwe are investigating an attempted murder by use of acid.
Yesterday, 28/09/2021 at around 1700hrs, the police in Katwe received information that someone had been attacked by use of acid along Makindye Road near KCCA offices.
The relevant police teams responded at the scene where the vehicle of the victim reg no. UAU 954J Probox grey in colour was found.
The victim had been already rushed to Nsambya Hospital by a good Samaritan.
He was later identified as Patrick Katatanzi, a chief manager corporate section Centenary bank, Mapeera House.
It is alleged that the victim was alone in the car driving home from his workplace.
While along Makindye Road, two men on a motorcycle came from rear of his vehicle and threw at him a jug containing a liquid suspected to be acid.
The liquid splashed on him and burnt him and the clothes he was dressed in.
He managed to park the car aside and ran out to Makindye medical center, which was close to the scene before he was rushed to Nsambya hospital.
Part of the driver’s seat also got burnt.
“Our officers examined the scene and were able to pick samples of the liquid which have been submitted to Government Analytical Laboratories in Wandegeya for analysis,” said Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy PRO KMP.
“With the help of CCTV cameras, we are hopeful the assailants will be arrested as soon as possible.”
The vehicle has been parked at Makindye Police Station as investigations go on.