MUKONO — Police are hunting for two other suspects who strangled and stabbed one Batte Christopher, 58, a special hire driver.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, it is alleged the three suspects hired Batte to transport them to Bajjo village between 3pm and 6pm.
“The suspects while at Bajjo, strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand,” reads a statement dated September 17.
After stabbing him, Owoyesigyire says he was stuffed in his vehicle registration number UAY 765H Toyota Premio white in colour.
“As they were driving the vehicle away hastily, it got stuck and they had to call people around to help push it back on the road,” he said.
Owoyesigyire revealed that the people who had come to help saw blood seeping from the car trunk and asked them what they were carrying,but the suspects didn’t give clear answers.
“On opening the car trunk, the body was discovered and immediately mob attacked the suspects injuring one while two escaped in the confusion (man and woman),” said Owoyesigyire.
He further noted that the vehicle was also damaged in the process of the mob action.
“Police was later informed of the occurrence and went to the scene,” reads an excerpt.
He said one male suspect was rescued and rushed to CPR a medical center in Mukono town for treatment pending interrogation.
“A knife and rope were taken recovered in the vehicle. Body taken to Mulago for postmortem. Inquiries are still ongoing,” he noted.