TOP
Thursday,September 24,2020 08:43 AM
  • Home
  • West
  • Bar owner held over murder as police hunt youth over mob justice

Bar owner held over murder as police hunt youth over mob justice

By Robert Atuhairwe

Added 4th January 2017 02:33 PM

The deceased was assaulted at a drinking joint by Stephen Kayamuhangire, a resident of the same village, before he later died while being rushed to Masindi hospital for treatment.

Bar owner held over murder as police hunt youth over mob justice

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson addresses the media on Tuesday. Photo by Robert Atuhairwe

The deceased was assaulted at a drinking joint by Stephen Kayamuhangire, a resident of the same village, before he later died while being rushed to Masindi hospital for treatment.

Police are holding a bar owner in Masindi district for allegedly killing his customer.

Albertine region police spokesperson, Julius Hakiza identified the deceased as Vincent Tuboleke, 32, a resident of Kijunjubwa trading centre in Kimengo sub-county, Masindi district.
 
The deceased was assaulted at a drinking joint by Stephen Kayamuhangire, a resident of the same village, before he later died while being rushed to Masindi hospital for treatment.

Hakiza said Kayamuhangire hit the deceased with a bench. The two picked a quarrel after a small disagreement over pay.
 
Tuboleke died of head injuries.

Meanwhile, police in Hoima have mounted a hunt for a group of youths who allegedly killed a man by mob justice on December 30, 2016.
 
Hakiza said the incident happened at 4:00pm at Mukara village, Kiziranfumbi Sub-County, Hoima district.

He said the youth dragged Mali Oyeri, 32, a resident of the same area for a distance of six kilometres. They later tied him to a tree and stoned him to death. Hakiza said the youth later burnt Oyeri's body to ashes.
 
By press time, no suspect had been arrested but a file number CBR 01/ 2017 has been registered at Hoima police station.

Hakiza said the youth accused the deceased of being behind a spate of motorcycle thefts in the area.

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author