Police has said that after a thorough review of the violent road rage incident caught on video and CCTV, involving a group of bodaboda riders who caused disorders on the road, chased and brutally murdered Aziz Bashir, 40, the police at KMP has so far made 14 arrests of suspects linked to the senseless murder.
The incident happened on the 17.10.2021, along the Mengo-Nateete road section at 7am.
The 14 suspects who are in custody on various charges of alleged murder, malicious damage and theft of car parts include the following; No. 51582 D/C Kanywasi Dan, Mutebi Martin, Talemwa Asafu, Waswa Samuel, Muto Richard, Wajabu Jackson, Kasolo Asuman, Nsubuga Ivan, Ssebugwawo Jimmy, Balilonda Emmanuel, Lugango Julius, Miyingo Joseph, Wejjuli Hilary and Ssentongo Henry.
Expansive efforts are in place to track down more suspects including the initial bodaboda rider who brushed the victims car, those who gave him a chase, and those who subdued and stoned him to death.
“We hope the arrests made so far, will serve as a strong lesson to all motorists especially bodaboda riders, that there are legal consequences to acts of road rage, especially when that rage turns violent,” said CP Enanga Fred, Police Spokesperson.
“We continue to caution all motorists that road rage is real and dangerous to other road users. It shows the lack of patience and civility on our roads, where every motorist assumes to be above the traffic laws.”
“We also want to urge all motorists to figure out how to de-escalate, tense situations on the roads, before it gets out of control. As the Joint Security Agencies, we will not tolerate such kinds of careless and reckless behaviour on our roads. These arrests are a reminder that we will be relentless in preventing and solving violent crime in the country.”