12 June 2018

Uganda: Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal an Ambulance

Kyotera — Police in Kyotera District are holding a man who is suspected to have attempted to steal an ambulance from Kalisizo Referral Hospital.

Ismail Musaasizi Musa, is a resident of Namasuba, Makindye Sabagabo Division in Wakiso District.

The Southern Police Spokesman Lameck Kigozi confirmed that upon arrest, Musaasizi who claimed to be a boda boda operator revealed that he was hired by two men to take them to Kalisizo town.

According to Mr Kigozi, the two men reportedly told the suspect that they wanted him to assist them steal the ambulance from Kalisizo Hospital.

According to Mr Kigozi, the suspect was in possession of fake number plates.

The suspect also had an army uniform which had an captain rank insignia.

Mr Kigozi says the suspect was handed over to the army at Kasijjagirwa Barracks for interrogation since he was possessing an army uniform yet he is not a serving army officer.

Possessing the uniform contravenes the UPDF Act, according to Mr Kigozi.

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