Geere, a resident of Budwege village, in Bulamagi sub-county, Iganga district, was arrested on Tuesday after publicly confessing that he participated in ending the life of his neighbour, Faziri Maada, on December 24, 2021. But his confession evoked emotions among residents who torched his house and attempted to lynch him in revenge.
Kalogo says that the truck driver, alongside his two other colleagues who were donned in hoods covering their whole faces jumped out of the vehicle and started battering him unsparingly, while accusing him of causing the accident, and then shot his son who bled profusely and died.
“A woman whom we are yet to identify opened a kiosk in this area yesterday (Friday). She hired electricians to illegally connect power in her premises, which I highly think might have been the main trigger behind today’s electricity circuit,” he said.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
The Busoga East Police Commander, Anatolli Katungwesi says that they tracked down the suspects in their hideouts in the outskirts of Iganga town. He, however, says that the prime suspect is still at large.
“Lugwire always makes night briefs to prepare the campaign agents ahead of our field door to door campaigns. But midway his daily routine, three men donning military jackets stormed the gate and forcefully opened his vehicle before speeding off with him in an unidentified vehicle,” he said.