KAMPALA – Detectives from Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) are investigating the death of musician Michael Kalinda alias Ziggy Wine who was a member of the Fire Base Crew.
Ziggy Wine went missing on July 21 and later unknown people dropped him at Mulago Hospital casuality award half-dead. He died on Sunday. His assailants cut off his fingers and gouged out one of the eyes.
Addressing journalists in Kampala on Monday, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said a team of homicide detectives has started tracing the group of people who kidnapped Kalinda from Gganda in Wakiso District.
“The detectives from Kawempe Police Division will work along CID homicide officers to establish circumstances under which Ziggy Wine was kidnapped and maimed leading to his death,” he said.
Mr Enanga said the detectives will assess footage from the CCTV cameras at Mulago hospital for clues on who could have dropped the deceased at Mulago hospital. The deceased’s family has since notified police that they have been getting death threats from anonymous people warning them not to speak about his kidnap.
Mr Enanga urged the deceased’s relatives to participate in the investigations by sharing information and particulars of the people threatening them.
Ziggy Wine was a member of the Fire Base Crew under the Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. He was donning red, the colours of the People Power political pressure group when he was kidnapped.
Meanwhile, Police have deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital mortuary as relatives and friends of the late Ziggy Wyne, wait to receive his body.