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Police, ISO clash over arrest of whistleblower in boda boda murders

Police and ISO operatives have clashed over the latter’s arrest of a police constable and another whistleblower who led to the arrest of Aloysius Tamale aka Young Mulo (in the picture) and 2 other killers in boda boda murders. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Police have reacted with consternation to the decision by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) to arrest a police constable and another whistleblower who led to the arrest of killers of boda boda murders.

Detectives from ISO last week arrested a police constable only identified as Lusiba and another informant, Balikowa Sserwadda, despite the latter providing information that led to the arrest of Aloysius Tamale aka Young Mulo and John Bosco Mugisha alias Mukiga.

Mulo and Mukiga were captured by a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera killing Derrick Mulindwa on June at Kakeeka, Mengo, Rubaga Division, in Kampala and taking away his boda boda.

According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, whereas Lusiba and Sserwadda volunteered information that led to the arrest 21 suspects in connection to boda boda killings, they are now in custody of ISO.

Mr Enanga revealed that with the help of Sserwadda and Lusiba, they were able to arrest Young Mulo, Mukiga and six others based on the information provided by Sserwadda. He also explains Lusiba’s contribution during investigations led to arrest of 13 motorcycle spare parts dealers in Kampala.

Police say the duo helped them to recover 45 motorcycles, 55 dismantled motorcycles, 55 motorcycle registration number plates, 25 frames and 25 motorcycle engines. He says they don’t the motive of ISO for arresting the duo.

However, ISO Director Col Frank Bagyenda said the suspects have been conspiring with attackers of boda boda riders and buyers of stolen motorcycles in Kampala and its outskirts and therefore have cases to answer.

Police says seven of the 13 motorcycle dealers in custody are residents of Kampala, two from Mityana, two from Kireka in Wakiso District, three from Mukono District and one from Fort portal in Kabalore District.

Twelve other traders particularly selling motorcycles and spare parts went on the run. However, police have since arrested two of the riders bring the number of suspects to 23.

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