KIGEZI – Kisoro Police has in detention eight people suspected to have taken part in a mob that ended the life of a 30-year-old man.
Elly Matte the Kigezi Region Police mouthpiece noted that the yet to be identified man was lynched in the wee hours of Thursday morning at around 3:00 am at Nyagisenyi Village Gasovu Parish Nyarusiza Sub County in Kisoro District.
The residents allege that the deceased sneaked into James Mbabajende’s home on Wednesday night and stole a mattress. Mbabajende made an alarm that attracted the residents who nabbed the deceased and lynched him on spot.
Maate identified the suspects as James Mbabajende 80, David Ndazigaruye, Christopher Munyamasoko, Gerald Habarurema 30 and Ivan Turinayo 20.
Others are Daniel Halerimana, Laban Tumwesigye 23 and Kellen Tushime 24.
Police took the body to Kisoro Hospital mortuary for post mortem, as inquiries continue vide MOB SD 05/05/12/19.
The arrest came a day after five students of Makerere College of Business and Computer Studies were also arrested by Rukungiri Police in connection to a mob murder of Crescent Ahereza a former student at the college.
Ahereza, 23, was beaten to pulp by students who found him in their hall of residence on Sunday, December 1, and suspected him to be a thief. Ahereza later died at Rukungiri health Centre IV where he was rushed for medical attention.
Shortly after Ahereza’s death, police arrested Rev. Ronald Natuhwera the school proprietor but he was on Tuesday released on police bond since he was not directly involved in the incident.
The suspects whose names Police withheld are all students at the college.
ASP, Moses Nanoka the Rukungiri District Police Commander confirmed to our reporter that the five suspects will be charged with murder once investigations are complete.
According to the post mortem report, Ahereza sustained internal bleeding leading to suffocation of his internal organs.
The police condemned the act of mob justice saying, it is not a solution but suspects should rather be handed to the police for action.