KAMPALA – The suspect in the gruesome murder of a boda-boda cyclist as seen on CCTV footage that circulated widely on social media has been arrested by Police on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
According to a statement signed by SP Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, the suspect was arrested at Nsiike 1, Rubaga Division, Kampala on July 16.
Onyango said that Mugisha John Bosco alias Mukiga admitted that he is the one in a video with his colleague who he said is called Young Mulo.
Police, however, says that the suspect revealed that his colleague was later killed by a mob in another robbery case.
“He confessed that Young Mulo was killed by the mob on July 3, on suspicion that they had stolen a motorcycle,” said the police.
“Mugisha admits that they had robbed the motorcycle from Mityana on July 2, and they were traced up to Makyindye in Kampala where the mob allegedly killed his colleague. Mugisha alleges that he escaped that day went to Kabale,” police added.
Mr Onyango revealed that Mugisha has been arrested several times and that he has been to Luzira prison on several occasions on robbery cases.
He said that the suspect is currently detained at Katwe police pending his transfer to old Kampala police station.
“He will be charged with murder and aggregated robbery,” Mr Onyango confirmed.
The suspect and his colleague are said to have attacked, strangled and repeatedly hit a boda-boda cyclist with a hammer to the head, killing him instantly. They fled the scene immediately after battering their victim. The duo also stole his motorcycle.
The incident, which occurred on June 29, 2019, at around 4 am, at Kakeeka Zone, Rubaga Division, in the Kampala district, was captured on the CCTV cameras of a nearby nursery and primary school. It was retrieved by the police and widely circulated for the public to help in the identification of the two male suspects.