More than 40 bodaboda cyclists in Masaka have stormed the Masaka Central Police station, demanding an explanation on the circumstances under which their leader was murdered.
Abdul Nuhu Yiga, a motor cycle mechanic, was murdered on Thursday night by a group of unknown people in Bukakata sub-county.
The criminal investigations officer, Christopher Rugumayo, says that Yiga was hired from a stage in Masaka by two men on Thursday night. The men ordered him to drive towards Bukakata, from where he was killed.
Yiga's body was discovered at Nsambya forest reserve along Nyendo-Bukakata road. The body was found with severe cuts on the head and bruises in the neck. His motor cycle was stolen.
Rugumayo said that preliminary investigations show that Yiga's assailants used a rope and panga, to strangle and kill him.
Shortly after the news about Yiga's death started filtering in yesterday, the Bodaboda cyclists stormed the police station demanding for an immediate investigation into the death of their colleague.
They also blamed police for the laxity in security, saying that several cyclists have been killed in similar circumstances over the past few months.
Rugumayo however ruled out the possibility of monitoring the movements of bodaboda cyclists. He advised the cyclists to be vigilant and cautious about the people who hire them for their services at night.