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Boda Boda rider arrested wearing police uniform to work

Drama ensued in Jinja, Uganda after a boda boda rider was arrested wearing a police uniform while going about his business.

Confirming the incident, acting Jinja police commander Maurice Niyonzima said the rider could not identify himself when he was flagged by officers manning the Jinja Bridge roadblock.

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However, after further interrogations, the rider identified as Wilbron Baleta admitted that he was not a police officer.

“Upon interrogation, he admitted that he was not a police officer and we immediately shifted our focus to where he acquired the (police) uniform,” Niyonzima said.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Jinja Central Police Station, where he is currently detained.

In February 2021, a police officer sparked mixed reactions online after a video showing him smoking what appears to be marijuana went viral.

According to the video, the police officer could be seen smoking the substance while making gestures as the camera rolls.

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The video sparked mixed reactions with a section of netizens saying it time to legalize marijuana in Kenya, while others urged the relevant authorities to take action.

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