Man killed by mob over business wrangle

Man killed by mob over business wrangle
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Family members have killed a man they suspected of trying to take over the business of his deceased associate.

The incident according to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, happened at Namayiba village, Nakisunga sub county in Mukono district when Paul Malinde was killed using stones and clubs by family members of his associate, only identified as Ronald.

He explained that the incident  documented under MKN SD 28/21/04/2024 and CRB 502/2024, unfolded during a meeting at Trust Clinic, Namayiba, convened by family members of the late Ronald, who had passed away earlier in the week.

The meeting aimed to distribute the deceased's assets, but tensions escalated as Malinde asserted his claims over certain properties.

It is said that a fight erupted during the meeting, resulting in Malinde being brutally beaten to death by enraged attendees who suspected his involvement in his business associate's demise.

Malinde's body was found lying along Mukono Katosi Road with fresh abrasions on his hands and chest.

"There were also severe wounds to his head and face, inflicted by a blunt object, indicated the brutality of the attack. Stones, suspected to be stained with blood, were found near the body, alongside a jean blue pair of trousers, a green cap, and a black belt," Owoyesigyire said.

He noted that  investigations revealed signs of struggle at the entrance of Trust Clinic, located approximately 500 meters from the crime scene.

The deceased, identified as an employee of the clinic, was implicated in the chaos surrounding the distribution of assets as one of the owners.

Owoyesigyire said police responded to the incident  and arrested two suspects to aid in investigation whereas  the deceased's body was examined, swabbed, and transferred to City Mortuary Mulago for autopsy.

 

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