Police in Kampala are investigating the murder of a 40-year-old former driver with United Nations (UN) who was lynched by a group of boda boda riders in Mengo after knocking one of their colleagues.
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,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said.
According to police, 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 say two suspects were arrested and detained at Old Kampala Police Station.
“We have embarked on viewing CCTV footages 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 515K and the deceased's motor vehicle were recovered (vandalized) and are now parked at Old Kampala Police,” ASP Owoyesigyire added.
Bashir’s body was taken to the city mortuary at Mulago for a post mortem.