By Our reporter
KAMPALA, Uganda. A police officer in Mpigi, Daniel Okello died after falling off a bicycle impounded from a suspected thief.
According to eye witness Matia Kabali, the deceased fell off the bicycle after it failed to break on a slope.
“Okello did not know that the bicycle did not have breaks. He fell, split his stomach open leaving intestines exposed. He died on his way to Mityana Hospital,” he said.
Mr Matia said the bicycle had been by local authorizes after it had been allegedly stolen by a suspect who was later released.
In a related incident, Police has arrested over eighty people suspected to be involved in crime during the Christmas and New Year festive season. Mr Luke Owoyesigyire Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan said suspects are to be screened further before being taken to court.
“We have over 80 suspects arrested in thief, fighting, pickpoketing and related criminal activities. They are to appear in court soon,” he told journalists Tuesday 2rd, 2018.
In a related incident a Toyota ipsum registration number UAS 843S caught fire in Makindye when it was being repaired. The vehicle was being welded but the metal fabricator did not disconnect the car battery causing a short circuit.