- October 18, 2021
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Former UN driver lynched to death by Boda-boda riders
Kampala Police have arrested two people to help in the murder investigations after a group of Boda-boda riders beat a driver to death for knocking their colleague in Mengo, a Kampala suburb.
Bashir Aziz, 40 a former United Nations driver was involved in an argument with a Boda boda rider who had scratched his motor vehicle registration number UBK 393D. Bashir failed to agree with the motorcycle rider, two motorcycles shielded the rider who had been involved in the minor accident, and that in trying to pursue the rider, Bashir knocked another motorcycle rider.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, a group of other boda boda riders surrounded the vehicle, pulled Bashir out and beat him to death near Lyna Primary School.
we also condemn acts of mob justice as they offer no solution to any problem and are illegal by lawASP Luke Owoyesigyire
He further noted that the motorcycle involved in the accident, UEJ 515K and the deceased’s vehicle were recovered and are now parked at Old Kampala Police Station whereas the body of the deceased was taken to the City mortuary in Mulago for a post mortem, adding that police have embarked on viewing CCTV footage to identify the riders who could have carried out the criminal act.
He adds that two suspects have so far been arrested in connection to the murder and they will be prosecuted in courts of law after investigation.