Police investigate UPDF Soldiers raid of police station in wakiso district
By: Melanie Aanyu
Police are investigating a case in which a group of UPDF soldiers last night raided a police station in Ndejje, Wakiso District and put the officers on duty at gunpoint before rescuing their colleagues (soldiers) who had been detained for allegedly staging illegal roadblocks.
Consequently, a case of aggravated robbery and aiding escape of suspects in lawful custody has opened at Lumuli Police Station in Ndejje Parish on Entebbe Road, Wakiso District.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Luke Owoyesigyire said on Thursday that they are investigating the aggravated robbery and also aiding suspects to escape from lawful custody.
It is alleged that suspects armed and dressed in military fatigues erected an illegal road block at Kakoola village in Ndejje Parish on Wednesday at around 9:30pm.
The victims of the aggravated robbery reported to the police that dispatched a patrol car with armed personnel.
Upon seeing a police car, the suspects fired several bullets in the air. But the officers stood their ground and confronted the suspects and disarmed them.
Police identified the leader of group that aided the escape of suspects as UPDF Sergeant Tonny Opio and another as Pius Lutaya.