Saturday, February 24, 2024
Attempted Arson at Masanafu Police Post

The Police have foiled the plans to set ablaze the Masanaafu police post in Lubaga division Kampala

The territorial Police at Old Kampala are investigating an incident of attempted Arson on the Masanafu police post which occurred yesterday 10/01/2023 at about 2350hrs.
It is alleged that our officers were manning the station for the night shift when they noticed a man approaching with a 2-liter water bottle containing an unknown substance.
One of the officers then asked the man what was in the bottle and what had brought him to the Police station but he responded by pouring the substance and setting a fire.
Unfortunately, got burnt in the process, and started running toward the officers, prompting one of them to shoot at him. The fire was later put out and the man was rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
He has since succumbed to the injuries he sustained at Masanafu Police station. A team of investigation officers arrived at the scene and picked up the 2-liter bottle has been and exhibited it for analysis to ascertain the contents. The team also picked a matchbox he used to start the fire
Investigations into the matter have commenced establishing the attacker’s motive and whether he is part of the gang that has been attacking Police stations or not.
A photocopy of a National ID in the name of Kintu Charles Bazil was also recovered from him and a phone. These will aid in the ongoing investigations.  

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire
Deputy PRO KMP

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