KAGADI, UGANDA: Boda Boda riders in Mabaale and Kagadi Town council in Kagadi District have stormed the district police station protesting against the release of two suspected motorcycle thieves.
The two suspects were arrested by the cyclists on Friday last week after allegedly stealing a motorcycle registration number UFC 623L from one Joakim Bainomugisa a resident of Kaitemba in Mabaale Sub-county.
The two are suspected to have told Bainomugisa to take them to Burora Sub-county but on their way, they turned against him and took his motorcycle forcefully.
They were later intercepted by angry Boda Boda riders who handed them over to police for further investigations.
However, over the weekend they were released by police to the dismay of Boda Bodas.
On Monday led by their chairpersons Tadeo Omara and Hamza Ategeka, the cyclists stormed the Kagadi Central Police station demanding an explanation on police as to why the suspects were released before being taken to court yet they have presented enough evidence pinning them to theft.
“As Boda Boda cyclists, we had arrested these thieves so as reduce on the theft of our motorcycles since we expected to be charged by court but unfortunately we were shocked to find them released by police,” said the Boda Boda cyclists.
However, the officer in charge of operations at Kagadi CPS Charles Mubala denied the allegations saying that the suspects escaped from Kagadi General Hospital where they have been rushed to receive treatment.
“These people were brought to police while in critical medical conditions after severely being beaten by the riders, and so they were taken to Kagadi General Hospital for treatment where they unfortunately escaped”. Mubala said.