Isufu Bazibu, a resident of Kiwani village in Waibuga Sub County, Luuka district was on Monday morning beaten by an angry Muslims after he was caught with stolen Qurans from Masjid Jamia in Mayuge town council.
Sam Epila the OC Mayuge police station said that Bazibu pretended to go for prayer at the mosque and stole eight Qurans and put them in a polythene bag.
According to information at police, Bazibu who was severely beaten by the mob had other nine Qurans suspected to have been stolen from other mosques in Mayuge town council.
Bazibu was spotted by the mosque cleaner who alerted the faithful and police arrested him. One of the witnesses Faizal Mbaasa says Bazibu had stolen nine other Qurans from other mosques.
Mbaasa said the faithful had become wary after repeatedly losing property like shoes, mosque carpets while at prayer. .
Epila said Bazibu has been charged with theft and criminal trespass and will be taken to court of law for hearing.
He however, warned residents against mob justice saying that the act is brutal and also frightens investigations.