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We did it! Two boda-boda rider murderers record confession statements before court

A video grab from a CCTV footage showing a robber strangling Derrick Mulindwa, a Boda Boda cyclist in Kakyeka Mengo in Lubaga Division in Kampala as his accomplice tries to pull away the motorcycle recently. Suspects have recorded confession statements before the court. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Two men who were recently arrested by police in connection to the murder of boda-boda riders have been arraigned before a magistrate at Mengo court.

The duo John Bosco Mugisha alias Mukiga and Aloysius Tamale aka Young Mulo have recorded extra-judicial statements before a  Grade one magistrate Ms Esther Nyadoi.

Recording an extra-judicial statement is a step of police investigations whereby a suspect arrested on a capital offense voluntarily and willingly confesses to a crime before a judicial officer to confidentially record the confession.

The suspect is usually cautioned by the judicial officer that such a statement will be used against him/her during trial of their case.

However, we could not get the details of these statements because they are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Mugisha and Mulo’s images were caught on a CCTV camera that was mounted on a nearby primary school while strangling and hitting hard a one Derrick Muwonge; a boda-boda rider with a claw hammer thus stealing his motorcycle.

Police investigations have so far established that On the June 30, 2019, the two suspects while posing as passengers; hired Mulindwa and when they reached Mengo-Kakyeka in Lubaga division, they pretended to drop- off thus strangling him and hit him on the head with a metal.

Footage showing that gruesome murder went viral on social media henceforth leading to the arrest of Mugisha on July 16 from his hide-out in Ndeeba where he informed the police that Mulo had been killed in another boda-boda robbery by a mob.

Mulo was initially reported to have been killed by a mob in Makindye but he was later discovered by Internal Security Organization operatives (ISO) from a shrine in Mpigi and re-arrested.

At the police, the duo has allegedly confessed to killing at least five motorcycle riders in Old Kampala and taking their motorcycles. Two of these killed was Issa Gidudu on April 1 next to a nursery School in Rubaga Division where they also later murdered Muwonge.

The 2 suspects have been taken back into police custody to continue with further investigations while awaiting to be formally charged before a magistrate.

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