By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The recent weeks have seen police together with other security agencies intensify operations to implement several directives intended to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
Following the tough situation, a bodaboda rider in Katwe, a Kampala suburb was yesterday lynched by a mob after he stabbed and seriously injured a police officer on duty.
The deceased who was still unidentified reportedly attacked and stubbed Police Constable Menjah Ismail who was on duty enforcing guidelines on curfew.
This was after the police officer impounded his motorcycle number UDM 272M at the Kibuye junction and according to Kampala Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire, the rider “turned violent and stabbed the officer several times in the stomach and chest near the lungs.”
The officer sustained more injuries on the elbow, collar bone, and neck and one of the locals-only identified as Masuddi sustained injuries on the hand as he was rescuing PC Menjah.
PC Menjah was rushed to Malcolm Medical Centre where he got first aid and was later referred to Iran-Ugandan Hospital at Naguru for advanced medical treatment.
Owoyesigire further added that when police returned to the scene after rushing the colleague to Malcolm, they found that the rider, who had escaped from the scene was cornered by the community and beaten.
“The suspect later succumbed to the injuries sustained during mob justice, statements were recorded and the knife allegedly used to stub PC Menjah was recovered and exhibited”. Owoyesyire said.
The body of the deceased rider was later taken to Kampala Capital City Authority mortuary at Mulago for a postmortem meanwhile PC Menjah was still undergoing treatment but still in a critical condition.
Curfew is one of the restrictions police have been implementing and several boda bodas and vehicles have been impounded in the due course.