As the country, especially Bobi Wine supporters are trying to get to terms with the death of one of their colleagues, Ziggy Wine, another Fire Base crew member has been knocked by a speeding vehicle.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, Kira Road police is investigating circumstances under which Abubaker Mugisha, also known as First Suspect or Babuman and a member of the FireBase was knocked while traveling on a Boda Boda that was being ridden by one Emmanuel Tumwesigye, 35 in a hit and run accident on Wednesday at around 11pm at Kamwokya.
“According to eyewitnesses, Tumwesigye and Mugisha(Babuman) were riding on a motorcycle and a double cabin vehicle came from behind and knocked them. The vehicle didn’t stop to check on the victims,”Onyango said in a statement.
He noted that the Fire Base crew member was badly injured unlike the rider of the motorcycle but noted both have been admitted at Mulago for treatment.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police publicist said after the incident boda boda cyclists followed the vehicle and managed to get its registration number as UBF 846C
“A good Samaritan, Derrick Nyeko offered his car registration number UAQ 900G to take them to hospital but Kira road police station has opened up a case file of serious hit and run accident involving a motorcycle registration number UEJ 213N and a motor vehicle registration number UBF 846C. They have already recorded statements from eyewitnesses and visited the scene of the accident,” Onyango said.
He noted that police has already filled a form to be submitted to Uganda Revenue Authority to have the details and particulars of the owners of the vehicle that was involved in the hit and run accident.
Onyango also urged the vehicle’s owner to report himself to Kira road police station.
The incident comes only a few weeks after the controversial death of another Fire Base crew member, Michael Kalinda, also known as Ziggy Wine who succumbed to injuries at Mulago hospital.
The first narrative by the family and members of Bobi Wine’s People Power movement was that Ziggy had been kidnapped, tortured and dumped at Mulago where he died from.
However, a police report indicated that the singer had been involved in a motorcycle accident along the Northern bypass that caused him severe injuries and later led to his death.
Police insisted that the narrative by the family was unfounded, adding that it was being used to gain political capital by Bobi Wine’s People Power group.