Murder Suspect Lynched By Angry Mob

A murder suspect identified as William Mugisha, 34, a resident of Ihunga cell, Ikumba Sub County in Ibanda district was on Tuesday lynched by an angry mob.

The mob accused Mugisha of being behind the murder of John Byarugaba, a teacher at Ihunga primary school located in Muko Sub County, whose decomposing body was found dumped in a bush in Bisiizi cell on December 21st, 2016.

The mob also attacked another suspect Robert Balikese and attempted to lynch him over same allegations but he was rescued by police.

They were picked up together with two others whose identities were not made public. On Tuesday this week, High Court released Mugisha, Balikese and two others on grounds that the Director of Public Prosecutions had cleared their file.

The release of the suspects didn’t go down well with residents prompting them to raid Mugisha’s home and lynch him. They also tried to attack Baliseka but he was rescued by Police.

Silva Baguma, the Ikumba Sub County LC V Councilor, says the residents attacked the trio, saying they had bribed their way from prison. Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Baliseka is nursing injuries at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.

He says they have launched a manhunt for the mob members to face charges of taking the law into their hands.

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