By SP Angucia Josephine
Police Flying Squad Unit attached to West Nile Region has got a major breakthrough in an operation where they recovered seven (07) suspected stolen motorcycles and 42 number plates in series of operations that started on 31st/01/2020
The operation aimed at getting rid of the common motorcycle thieves and robbers. The 42 number plates are suspected to be for stolen motorcycles.
It all started with a call from a complainant at Dokolo police station, Dokolo District on 31st/01/2020 to office of Flying Squad Unit, Arua following his stolen motorcycle reg. number UEZ 231M which had a tracking device.
It has also been common that Motorcycles stolen from Central North are found in West Nile region and vice vasa. Accordingly, the officers responded quickly and recovered 7 suspected stolen motorcycles in total, in the same household but in separate rooms in Kasua village, Pokea parish, Pajulu Sub county, Arua district.
14 pairs of motorcycle number plates and other dismantled spare parts were also recovered in the same house.
A One Eriku Ronald 25yrs old, resident of the same home wasn’t at home by the time of the operation as he was on the run.
West Nile GEF 02/2020 was opened to investigate the matter. On 04th/02/2020, teams of officers from Arua CPS, Regional Fire Department, ISO headed by Flying Squad Unit went back to the scene at Kasua village to continue with the operation where they recovered 20 more number plates of Motorcycles inside the pit.
On 05th/02/2020 at around Arua Airfield area, 8 more number plates of suspected stolen MCs were recovered in a house. Some suspects were arrested to assist police with investigations as others are still being traced.
All recovered items are exhibited at Arua Police Station and those who lost their motorcycles are urged to identify their motorcycles and number plates at Arua CPS so that they can be traced. Operations will continue until when the prime suspects will be netted and brought to law book. Of recent a number of incidences of robbing motorcycles and even murdering their riders have been registered in the region.
Number plates recovered
(1) UEP 931S (2) UEW 216C (3) UEU 663D (4) UEV 010E, (5) UDT584U (6) UEY 970Y (7) UEV202V (8) UET 048X (9) UEW 893M (10) UEU 503G (11) UES 934L (12) UEV075S (13) UEU 560R (14) UEV802E (15) UEV 559P (16) UEW 209N (17) UEV 227N (18) UEX 025Y (19) UEV 288J and (20) UEU 129Z.
UEZ 231M Bajaj red in color, Chassis No *MD2A18AY5KWE18944*Engine No DUZWKE74508
UEX 925K Discovery red in color, Chassis No 522WFJ28730
No Less Bajaj red in color,Chassis No * MD2A18AY4LWA104O1*, Engine No DUZWK830350
No Less, Bajaj red in color, Chassis No * MD2A18AYOKWM96545*,Engine No DUZWKM47720