By Our Reporter
Police is holding 14 suspect in custody over the brutal murder of Aziz Bashir 40, a former UN driver.
Bashir was on October 17 lynched by a group of motorcyclists at Mengo- Natete road section at 7am after a Boda Boda rider accidentally scratched his car and escaped and while he tried to get hold of him, Bashir accidentally knocked another motorcyclist.
Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the culprits were identified after police made a thorough review of the violent road rage incident that was caught on video and CCTV, involving a group of motorcyclists who took part in the incident.
“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,” Enanga said
Enanga continued to reveal that 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.” He added
Police has also cautioned all motorists against the dangers of road rage as It shows the lack of patience and civility on roads.
“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.” Enanga said
Of recent, the public has been lodging complaints against the solidarity of motorcyclists as it has led to road rages happening.