Uganda Man arrested for attempting to steal an ambulance

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The suspect had an army uniform which had a captain rank insignia.

play Ismail Musaasizi Musa, who allegedly wanted to steal an ambulance. (Daily Monitor)

Police in Kyotera District are holding a man who is suspected to have attempted to steal an ambulance from Kalisizo Referral Hospital.

Ismail Musaasizi Musa, is a resident of Namasuba, Makindye Sabagabo Division in Wakiso District.

The Southern Police Spokesman Lameck Kigozi confirmed that upon arrest, Musaasizi who claimed to be a boda boda operator revealed that he was hired by two men to take them to Kalisizo town.


play The ambulance that was targeted (URN)


According to Mr Kigozi, the two men reportedly told the suspect that they wanted him to assist them steal the ambulance from Kalisizo Hospital.

Mr Kigozi divulged that the suspect was in possession of fake number plates. The suspect also had an army uniform which had a captain rank insignia.


play Kalisizo Referral Hospital entrance (Courtesy)


He said the suspect was handed over to the army at Kasijjagirwa Barracks for interrogation since he was possessing an army uniform yet he is not a serving army officer.

Possessing the uniform contravenes the UPDF Act, according to Mr Kigozi.