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Suspected robbers lynched in Mayuge

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd August 2008 03:00 AM

A MOB grabbed three suspected armed robbers, cut off their genitals before hacking them to death at Buwaya trading centre in Mayuge district.

A MOB grabbed three suspected armed robbers, cut off their genitals before hacking them to death at Buwaya trading centre in Mayuge district.

By George Bita

A MOB grabbed three suspected armed robbers, cut off their genitals before hacking them to death at Buwaya trading centre in Mayuge district.

The resident district commissioner, John Kasenge, said a security team was on Thursday transporting the suspects to a hideout where they said they had kept the guns they had been using.

“We had recovered three guns from the men but as we were taking them to the hideout, a mob of irate residents overpowered us and hacked the suspects to death,” he explained.

An eyewitness said the three were brought in a Toyota van, popularly known as Dudu, before residents attacked them with machetes and clubs.

“People decided to take matters into their hands after a recent spate of armed robberies led to the death of Musa Baidi of Nabitooke village,” he said.

“Baidi was shot in his shop but it later turned out that he was one of the gangsters after a hole in his house was found with stolen items.”

The deceased and his accomplices had reportedly disagreed on sharing the loot, prompting the late night raid by the thugs on his premises.

Students of the nearby St. John’s SS Buwaya and Iganga Star College spent lunch time gazing at the mutilated bodies in a swampy stretch near the Jinja-Tororo power transmission pylons.

It was a horrific scene. The grass was littered with disfigured body parts and blood-stained clubs.

The Police later picked the bodies and took them to the Iganga hospital mortuary.

The area LC1 chairman, Henry Ikoba, identified one of the dead only as Kwagala, said to be a notorious robber from Mpongwe on the border of Mayuge and Bugiri districts.

“One gun was found hidden in an electricity pole in a sugarcane plantation, while others were recovered in Namatale and Buwaya villages,” he explained.

Suspected robbers lynched in Mayuge

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