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Police rescues suspected boda-boda hitman from mob

Bright Mugisha being helped by a police officer after being beaten by a mob. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAKIRI – Police in Kakiri has on Thursday, July 1, rescued a one Bright Mugisha from a mob that wanted to lynch him after he was suspected to be a hitman targeting Boda Boda cyclists.

According to the complainant, Mbazira Issah Henry, the suspect hired him from his stage around Mabirizi in Kampala alleging that he was following up his stolen vehicle.

They agreed on a fare and then set off in pursuit of the stolen car. However, upon reaching the destination, the passenger, Mugisha changed the route suggesting that he wanted the rider to connect to Kiboga.

The rider got worried and decided to cross-check his passenger and in the process, identified a sharp knife wrapped in a paper stashed in his trousers.

This prompted the rider to make an alarm that attracted his fellow motorcyclists who collectively attacked the passenger.

Mugisha was, however, rescued by police after the area Chairman called them.

“We arrested him and he is currently in the hands of police receiving medication for the injuries he sustained” police confirmed.

Police added that they were able to recover a knife plus a polythene bag, which contained clothes, a trouser, and a shirt.

“We suspect he wanted to use them after the theft and attempted murder,” police added.

Kakiri Police station is currently investigating an attempted murder and theft of a motorcycle.

Police has, however, urged the public, especially the Boda Boda cyclists to at all times, coordinate with each other and the local authorities.

“As police, we are still going on with our operations against criminals behind Boda Boda thefts,” added police.

According to police, many criminals have been arrested and several motorcycles recovered.

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