The two men allegedly captured on CCTV camera gruesomely killing a Boda Boda rider and taking off with his motorcycle have recorded a third extrajudicial statement before the third magistrate.
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, also known as Mukiga and Aloysius Tamale also known as Young Mulo(not the musician) who confessed to participating in the gruesome murder.
They accused the duo of killing at least eight Boda Boda riders and taking off with their motorcycles in various parts of the country.
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.
The duo has been taken to at least three magistrate courts at Mwanga II in Mengo, Law Development Centre and Makindye in whose jurisdictions they carried out the offences to record extra-judicial statements.
An extra-judicial statement is an out-of-court utterance which can be either written or oral.
The suspect is taken to a magistrate’s chambers to narrate in details the crime committed but when offered into court as evidence, it is subject to the hearsay rule and its exceptions.
On Thursday, Young Mulo and Mukiga were taken to the Makindye magistrate’s court to record statements over the murder of Tom Wamala.
The two were at around 2 pm brought on handcuffs from Nateete Police station where they are being detained amid tight security.
With their faces covered, the duo was then led to the magistrates’ chambers.
Mulo was then taken to grade one magistrate Allan Gakyaro Mpiirwe’s chambers to narrate and record a statement on how Wamala was killed near Makindye Country club.
Mukiga was taken to magistrate John Robert Okipi’s chambers from where he recorded the statement.
The two were later returned to Nateete Police station from where they will soon be taken to court.
In past one month or so, police has carried out a crackdown on suspected killers of Boda Boda riders and recovered over 55 number plates and 45 motorcycles.