Mbarara police and army warned against extortion during curfew
Mbarara district task force has sounded a strong warning to police and the army against extortion of money during curfew hours following complaints raised by boda boda riders.
A section of boda boda riders in Mbarara city has decried that police and the army usually extort money from them before releasing their impounded motorcycles.
‘They are always tough but you later agree. They start at Shs. 150.000 and end up accepting Shs 50.000, 20.000 or 10.000,’ one boda boda rider told Crooze FM.
The Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) 2nd division spokesperson Maj Charles Kabona who admitted that some similar cases have been received but those accused are punished when investigations pin them, revealed that no security officer is above the law and whoever is accused is thoroughly investigated and dealt with accordingly.
Curfew for boda bodas starts at 6pm while the general curfew starts at 9pm and goes until 5:30am.