Police have said that the boda boda rider who set himself ablaze after his motorcycle was impounded at Kireka Police Station has died.
At around 8:30 pm on Sunday, Emmanuel Kabanda’s motorcycle was among those impounded by police at Kireka for flouting the presidential directive on Coronavirus.
However, according to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, Kabanda died on Thursday night.
The Kampala Police mouthpiece however noted that six police officers attached to Kireka Police station have since been arrested allegedly asking for a bribe from the deceased before releasing his motorbike.
He named the six officers as Assistant Superintendent of Police Mulinde, Corporal Francis Twinomujuni, Corporal Joan Nakisige, Constable Norman Higenyi, Detective Constable Martha Logose and Constable Robert Bintamye.
In July, a boda-boda rider set himself on fire inside a traffic police office at Masaka Central Police Station after police officers asked him for forty thousand shillings bribe before releasing his impounded motorbike.
Following failed attempts to have his motorbike released for free, Hussein Walugembe, 29 set himself on fire and died. ENDS