Police have arrested a man suspected to be one of those seen in a CCTV video strangling a boda boda rider in Kampala.
The suspect, identified as John Bosco Mugisha, alias Mukiga was arrested yesterday at Ndeeba, in Rubaga Division, following a tip-off.
On arrest, Mugisha confessed that he is the one in the video together with a colleague called Young Mulo.
“He confessed the Young Mulo was killed by the mob on July 3, on suspicion they had stolen a motorcycle,” a police statement reads in part, adding that the said Young Mulo is not the same as the renown singer.
“Mugisha admits that they robbed the motorcycle from Mityana on 2/7/2019 and they were traced up to Makindye in Kampala, where the mob killed his colleague. Mugisha alleges that he escaped that day, and went to Kabale.”
According to Police, the same suspect has been arrested umpteen times and taken to Luzira on cases of robbery. He has now been detained at Katwe police station.
A one minute video captured by a private CCTV camera mounted on a school in Kakeeka, Lubaga division shows two men who pretended to be passengers on a boda boda ask the rider to stop after reaching their destination but in the process, they strangle him before repeatedly hitting him on the head with a huge stone killing him instantly. The thugs later took off with the motorcycle.