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IGP Ochola Orders Traffic Police to Arrest boda boda riders carrying two passengers

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has directed traffic police to start arresting and detaining all boda boda riders who will be founding carrying two passengers.

According to a loose minute signed by Ochola and sent to all unit commanders across the country, a rider and a second passenger on the extreme end should be arrested and be prosecuted in the courts of law.

Traffic police in Kampala most especially at Kampala Central police station have since effected the directive and arrested over 100 passengers and riders since Monday.

Sources within police say Ochola’s orders came after security analysis that all the assassinations carried out in Uganda are always done by two armed people moving on the same boda boda with hooded faces.

He told his commanders not to fear arresting any body found on the wrong side of the law or being intimidated by politicians because the law of arresting Pigeon riding is well stipulated in traffic and road safety Act.

In a related development police chief has also instructed his directors to ensure that they prepare daily security reports of whatever happens in their dockets and not to wait for incidents to first happen or wait for weeks to elapse like in the past regime.

He now wants them to submit their reports to his office on a daily basis.

However, sources within police intelligence officers say they have a setback of lack of funds for intelligent gathering to help in their report writing unlike in their sister security agencies whom they say are well facilitated to spy and give intelligence reports.



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