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Driver lynched after knocking boda boda cyclist in Mengo

Old Kampala police station is investigating the murder of a 40-year-old former driver with United Nations ( UN) who was lynched by a group of Boda Boda riders after knocking one of their colleagues.

The incident happened yesterday at Mengo- Katale.

According to the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, it is alleged that Aziz Bashir was on Sunday involved in a minor accident with an unidentified boda boda rider who scratched his car, a Toyota Allex.

“He got out of the vehicle but failed to agree with the motorcycle rider. It is from there that two motorcycles shielded the rider, who was involved in a traffic accident with Bashir. The rider left the scene but as the deceased pursued the alleged rider, he knocked another motorcyclist,” Owoyesigyire said.

According to the deputy police spokesperson, Bashir was intercepted by a group of boda boda riders as he was approaching Lyna Primary School, pulled him out of the car and beat him to death.

Police says two suspects were arrested and detained at Old Kampala police station.

“We have embarked on viewing CCTV footage to identify the riders who could have carried out the criminal act. Two suspects have so far been arrested in connection to the murder. The motorcycle involved in the accident UEJ 515 K and the deceased’s motor vehicle were recovered ( vandalized) and are now parked at Old Kampala police,” ASP Owoyesigyire added.

Bashir’s body is reported to have been taken to the city mortuary at Mulago for post mortem.

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