MUKONO – The Kampala Metropolitan Police East has in custody two suspects who allegedly strangled to death a passenger they were attempting to rob, and threw his body out of their motor vehicle, at Kyetume village to make it look like an accident.
The suspects were identified as Bamwine Alex alias Kainerugaba Felix, and Kalema Emmanuel, who were using Mark 11, white in colour and under registration number UAR 066B.
In a statement, Fred Enanga, the police media boss said that investigators studied the CCTV footage and started searching for the vehicle and its killer occupants.
“The occupants were captured while throwing the lifeless body of a man, out of their car and drove off,” reads the statement in part.
Enanga said the suspects were traced and arrested along the old Masaka road.
He revealed that upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to have killed the victim, whom they did not know, but lured him into their vehicle, from the taxi park stage awaiting vehicles heading to Jinja.
“They branched off Katosi road to rob their target, who attempted to defend himself but was over powered, strangled and the body dumped in Kyetume-Mukono,” said Enanga.
Enanga said that the deceased was later identified by relatives as Mutebi Ggugwa Ronald a 33 year, old, businessman and a resident of Walusibi in Mukono and Senyi landing site, Ssi sub-county in Buikwe District.