The suspects identified as Elias Elibu and Charles Emeru were arrested along Bukoto Road by a response team led by DPC Kira Road Police SP. Michael Kasigire and two SAR riffles recovered.
Upon questioning the suspects told police they belonged to Tactical Security Services a local private security company based at Mutesa II Road in Ntinda.
There arrest came as a result of social media concerns by some security loving citizens about some unknown hooded armed men travelling on the Kyanja- Kisasi road using a motorcycle registration number UEU 497T carrying guns.
This boda-boda on the Kyanja- Kisasi road Number UEU 497T is carrying guys with AK-47’s – the Kalashnikov. One guy is hooded and just looks wrong. Is that kind of gun standard security-guard issue? H.E @KagutaMuseveni banned hoods but the traffic officer at Kisasi ignored this.. pic.twitter.com/rahqN34pdB
— Ibrahim Bbossa #IKB (@IBbossa) November 28, 2018
The security company was contacted, verified the identities of the security guards and cautioned about the general standard procedures required of all Private Security Organisations (PSOs).
The arrest is also an enforcement of the directive by President Museveni as issued during his 10-point security plan address to parliament in June.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda while addressing parliament of Uganda on state of security in the country on 20th June 2018, directed that inter-alia persons riding motorcycles,bicycles and driving motor vehicles should henceforth not wear hood.
This also extends to driving, riding while putting on anything that can conceal, obscure facial disposition.