Bashir Kayemba’s body was this morning found dumped in Kyamusenyi eucalyptus forest at Lwanunda village near Kitengeesa trading centre in Buwunga sub-county with a deep wound on his head.
Police in Masaka are investigating the circumstances under which a boda boda motorist was brutally murdered and his body dumped in a forest.
Bashir Kayemba’s body was Tuesday morning found dumped in Kyamusenyi eucalyptus forest at Lwanunda village near Kitengeesa trading centre in Buwunga sub-county. The body was found with a deep wound on his head.
Eyewitnesses claim that his head had deep cuts, indicating he was hit by blunt objects.
Musa Bogere, a boda-boda cyclist at Agrippa Stage where Kayemba worked, says Kayemba was hired by two unknown men on Monday evening at around 6pm. They asked to be transported to Buwunga. He does not rule out the possibility that these men could have turned against Kayemba and killed him before taking his motor cycle.
Police detective turned up at around 7am to take away the body for postmortem but boda boda motorists accused them for releasing suspects arrested in connection with the theft of their motorists after killing them.
The boda boda motorists warned Bernard Babu, the Masaka deputy Criminal Investigations officer against releasing suspects.
Moses Kyeyune, one of the angry boda boda motorists says the killing of their friend Kayemba is a big blow to their job. He says they have now declared mob justice against all suspects arrested in connection with theft of their motor cycles because police has failed to control the problem.
Kyeyune claims that they have lost over 15 boda boda motor cycles since the year begun, but police has not yet arrested any suspects.
But Masaka Deputy CID Officer, Bernard Babu says police is aware of the theft of motor cycles, but the number is not big. He says police has not registered less than 5 cases of motor cycle theft this year. He says those other alleged thefts were not reported to police.
Babu however says they have dispatched a team of detectives to hunt down the suspects believed to have fled to Rakai district.
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