It is alleged that when they reached a bushy area, the deceased hacked Mugabe in the back with a machete prompting him to raise alarm for help. Residents ganged up against the woman and stoned her to death.
Police are investigating
circumstances under, which a mob lynched unidentified woman on accusations of attempting
to steal a motorcycle from Derrick Mugabe, a Boda boda rider in Namutumba town
council on Tuesday morning. It is alleged that the deceased who was in the company
of unidentified man approached Mugabe to transport them from Namutumba town
council to Kibaale trading center on his motorcycle registration number; UFD
is alleged that when they reached a bushy area, the deceased hacked Mugabe in the back
with a machete prompting him to raise alarm for help. Residents ganged up against the woman and stoned
her to death. Mugabe, who is receiving treatment at Iganga general hospital,
says that the man fled after realizing that people had started gathering at the
scene of crime.
"He managed to
maneuver through the crowds and escaped. However, the woman who was still
holding a machete and part of her dress soaked in blood was easily identified
and lynched," he said. The Busoga East police spokesperson, James Mubi says the deceased’s body has
been taken to Iganga general hospital mortuary where they are waiting for the
deceased’s relatives to authorize the autopsy. Mubi explains that cases of
motorcycle theft were rampant between 2018 and 2019.
says that the thefts went down following the death of Rodgers Mususwa, who used
to lead the racket of people who used to steal and rebrand motorcycles from
Eastern Uganda during a police led crackdown in Bugweri district late last year.
Mubi says that the motorcycle robbers who used to position themselves with
machetes, knives and drugs used to deploy ladies to lure motorcycle riders into
deserted areas, where they could be easily rob them unnoticed.