The territorial police at Old Kampala have arrested one Sulaiman Mkanda for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Assistant Inspector of Police.
This was contained in a statement made available by Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire.
Owoyesigyire said that Mkanda was pursued and arrested after a serious struggle.
He explained that officers started hunting for the suspect after he allegedly attempted to steal a motorcycle with registration number UFL 990Q.
The incident took place on April 19 at about midnight in the 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.
The rider, identified as Bukenya Abdul, was shaken and allowed the suspect, Sulaiman, to remove 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,” said Owoyesigyire.
The PRO further disclosed that the patrollers pursued and arrested him. He is currently detained at the Old Kampala Police Station.
“We have preferred charges of impersonating a Police officer and that of theft of a Motorcycle on the suspect. Relevant statements have been recorded and the suspect will be arraigned in courts of law as soon as possible,” he said.
He also stated that they are looking into many other allegations where victims have come forward to allege that officers not in uniform have previously disappeared with their motorcycles upon impounding them.