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Two Lynched in Jinja for Vandalising Power Line :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Two Lynched in Jinja for Vandalising Power Line

The two suspects and others still at large stole fuel from the transformer before dismantling electricity power lines.
Two men were on Friday lynched for allegedly vandalizing the Nsuube-Mutai power line, in Buwenge sub-county, Jinja District.

The two suspects and others still at large allegedly stole fuel from the transformer before dismantling electricity power lines.

On noticing the early morning power outage, the residents trailed the suspected vandals who identified themselves as UMEME employees, but they failed to present their work identity prompting the residents to become suspicious. 

Salim Mwase, a resident says that some of the suspects were dressed in UMEME overalls, but since they failed to explain why such a sensitive operation was carried out in the wee hours, the angry residents lynched them.

Mohammed Tabu, the Officer in charge of Mutai Police Station says that the detectives searched the victims, and a National Identity Card in the name of Fred Mukasa was recovered. 

Tabu adds that two rolls of electricity wires, pliers, and other metallic equipment, were recovered from the scene of the crime.

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