Residents of Tubur Sub County in Soroti District have lynched a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier and one other man over alleged murder of three family members.
Moses Ecumu, a serving soldier attached to Bombo army barracks and Simon Ogole were stoned to death on Monday morning by a mob in Katine Sub County Soroti District.
The mob justice was allegedly orchestrated after the UPDF officer and his alleged accomplice shot dead three family members of Aramokoli village in Olelai Parish, Aperikira Sub County in Kaberemaido District on Sunday night.
The regional police spokesperson East Kyoga, Mr Michael Odongo confirmed the incident saying they recovered a gun, sixty (60) rounds of ammunition, three (3) magazines, a motorcycle registration number UEG 600A and one dismantled television (TV) from the scene.
Mr Odongo also identified the victims killed by the UPDF officer as a 34-year-old Michael Okello, a cattle trader, his wife Juliet Asemo, 30 and a 12-year-old Samuel Ekweru.
He said Ecumu and Ogole allegedly used a motorcycle to escape from the scene of crime, after killing and robbing the deceased family of Shs5 million.
"The Ecumu and Ogole were intercepted early in the morning with some luggage tied on the motorcycle. When the mob checked the luggage, they found a gun and stolen TV set,” Mr Odongo said. Mr Odongo added that police are investigating both cases.
The LCV chairperson, Mr Albert Ejoku condemned the act , calling on the police to investigate the cases thoroughly.