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Two Murder Special Hire Driver, Escape

Police in Mukono is hunting for two suspects who  are alleged to have strangled and killed a special hire driver whom they had hired to transport them to Bajjo village.

The deceased has been identified as Batte Christopher, 58, a resident of Nyenje.

According to the deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan Police Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at Seeta Township.

“The suspects while at Bajjo, strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand.”he said

Owoyesigyire added that the killers bundled Batte in the trunk of his vehicle registration number UAY 765H Toyota Premio white in colour.

Luke adds that as they were driving the vehicle away hastily, it got stuck and they had to call people around to help push it back on road.  The people 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 (a man and a woman).”Owoyesigyire said.

Police was later informed of the occurrence and went to the scene.

Owoyesigyire says one male suspect was rescued and rushed to CPR a medical Centre in Mukono town for treatment pending interrogation as they hunt for the other two suspects.

He adds that the vehicle was damaged in process of the mob action and a knife and rope were recovered in the vehicle.

Well as the body was taken to Mulago for postmortem as inquiries are still ongoing.


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