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Soroti mayor wants source of second-hand spare parts probbed

By Alexander Okori

Added 12th February 2018 10:13 AM

According to Omer, motorcycle thieves dismantle stolen bodabodas and sell their spare parts to businessmen dealing in spare parts.

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According to Omer, motorcycle thieves dismantle stolen bodabodas and sell their spare parts to businessmen dealing in spare parts.

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SOROTI - Soroti municipality mayor wants the Police to investigate the source of second-hand motorcycle and vehicle spare parts sold in Soroti town.

Paul Omer's remarks come at a time when there are increasing cases of motorcycle and vehicle thefts in the area.

According to Omer, that most of the second-hand spare parts being sold in Soroti town are got from stolen motorcycles.

"There are three categories of spare parts. The original, duplicate and second-hand. We believe that the second-hand spare parts are got from a stolen motocycles," Omer said.

Omer believes motorcycle thieves dismantle stolen bodabodas and sell their spare parts to businessmen dealing in spare parts.

He proposed a partnership between the district authorities and dealers in second-hand spare parts to report to Police individuals who approach them marketing second-hand spare parts.

Omer said this will go a long way in helping to curb the vice of stealing motorcycles and cars in hope of selling spare parts.

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