The two men allegedly captured on CCTV camera gruesomely killing a Boda Boda rider and taking off with his motorcycle have been charged with the murder of two other riders.
Following the one minute video that circulated on social media showing 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 strangled him before repeatedly hitting him on the head with a hammer killing him instantly, security started a crackdown on the gang involved.
Consequently, police arrested John Bosco Mugisha,24, also known as Mukiga and Aloysius Tamale,26, also known as Young Mulo(not the musician) who confessed to participating in the gruesome murder.
On Friday afternoon, the duo together with Magidu Bandiho,26, also known as Kagame and Bob Mubala,34, also known as Musoga were charged with the murder of Damiano Ssekalala, a Boda Boda rider at Luvuma Zone, Kizungu, in Makindye division contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.
Prosecution alleges that the group together with others still at large on April 29, 2019, at around 2 am with malice aforethought, unlawfully killed Damiano Ssekalala a Boda Boda rider.
The trio and others still at large were also charged with aggravated robbery, contrary to section 285 and 286(2) of the Penal Code Act.
According to prosecution, the group after killing Damiano Ssekalala using a hammer robbed him of his motorcycle, a Bajaj boxer, registration number UEW 256J.
The group was also charged with the murder Godfrey Nkata at around Perfect Motel in Makindye and later robbed him of his motorcycle, a Bajaja boxer on June 3, 2019.
They were however not allowed to take plea because they are facing a capital offence which is triable by the High Court.
The grade one magistrate, Allan Mpirwe Gakyaro adjourned the matter to for mention to August 23, 2019 and they were remanded to Luzira until then.
After the arrest of Young Mulo and Mukiga, police said they are directly linked to the murder of at least eight Boda Boda riders around the city.
Police named Abdullah Nsubuga killed on January 21 in Kizungu, Makindye, Damiano Sekalala killed on April 24 in Makindye, Godfrey Nkata, who was killed on June 3, Emmanuel Gatete killed on March 13 along Salaama road in Makindye and Tom Wamala killed on June 2 as some of the victims of the criminal gang targeting Boda Boda riders.
According to police, the duo admitted having participated in the gruesome murders and subsequent robbery of motorcycles.
In the past one month or so, security operations to crack down on suspected killers of Boda Boda riders and recovered over 55 number plates and 45 motorcycles.
Security insists the gang behind the wave of murders and robberies of Boda Bodas is widely spread across the country that after their mission, the motorcycles are dismantled and spare parts sold in various parts of the city including Ndeeba and Katwe.
Other motorcycles are taken as far as Arua from where they are sold to the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo where there is a ready market.