It is reported that, the two were part of a gang of five who stormed the house of Ndimulodi, chopped his left hand and leg, before breaking into his kitchen where they started gathering his chicken.
Residents of Nagadudula village in Nawaningyi sub county,
Iganga district have ganged up and lynched two suspected thieves who had attacked
their village chairperson, Grace Ndimulodi on Friday morning.
The deceased whose bodies have been since taken to Iganga general hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem are 22 year old Farouk Muwereza and Difas
Byakika aged 25 years.
It is reported that, the two were part of a gang of five who stormed the house of Ndimulodi, chopped his left hand and leg, before
breaking into his kitchen where they started gathering his chicken.
Ndimulodi’s grandchild whose names have been withheld however, shouted for help and alerted
members of the general public who quickly ganged up to fight the suspects.
Ndimulodi bled profusely following the attack and has been
since rushed to Iganga general hospital emergency unit for further management.
Residents say that they are overwhelmed by the increasing
cases of theft, yet police authorities are hesitant to respond to pleas to increase night
patrols within their area.
Perusi Namulondo, a resident within the area says that cases of theft have since increased during the lockdown.
“We used to have
isolated cases of theft however, ever since the president declared a nationwide
lockdown, thieves have immensely increased and almost on daily basis, suspected
thieves break into our kraals and kitchens to either steal cattle, chicken,
pigs or goats ,” she says.
The Busoga east police spokesperson, James Mubi confirms the
incident adding that, cases of theft have moderately increased, however most
victims are uncooperative when it comes to alerting police authorities to properly pursue and charge suspects.
Mubi further says that police will investigate all those
implicated in masterminding mob justice-related acts with an aim of prosecuting
suspects and ensuring that communities desist from such vices.