Deputy Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango Survives Assassination Attempt

  • by Jane Nantale
  • September 28, 2018

Deputy Police spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango, last night escaped an assassination at Kireka Trading Centre, near Kampala, when assailants tried to grab him from a hired motorcycle on which he was being transported.

Mr Onyango was reportedly moving on a boda boda at about 11 pm when men on another motorcycle, who were following him, tried to abduct him.

Onyango was according to Daily Monitor saved by his rider who sped towards a nearby group of people. As he struggled to escape, Mr Onyango fell off the motorcycle and sustained injuries.

The assailants reportedly changed direction and sped off.

Mr Onyango was taken to an unidentified health centre by police officers who arrived at the scene moments later.

The police has not yet issued a statement regarding Onyango’s current condition and the Thursday night incident.

The incident comes at the backdrop of killings of high profile killings with recent being that of ASP Muhammad Kirumira and Col Ibrahim Abiriga, the former Arua Municipality MP.