The suspects who are locked up at Kiira East-Central police station are Paul Kalimungabo and Ramadhan Kapeere. They were picked up on Wednesday morning after residents who saw Kalimungabo depart with Mukisa tipped off police authorities.
Magoola had earlier on fled into hiding when some motorcyclists attempted to lynch him for selling old motorcycle spare parts but failed to mention his suppliers raising suspicion that the parts are from stolen motorcycles. This prompted detectives to launch a manhunt for the suspect leading to his arrest on Wednesday night.
The residents say that ever since the president declared the nationwide lockdown, Tamulina who claimed to be working with police, has been using logs to stage illegal roadblocks along the Buhatandu-Bungecha road with the aim of harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.
According to Ssentongo, they have already registered 3 cases of motorcycle thefts in Masaka and Kyotera district involving the use of chloroform. He says the robbers pose as travelers and in the middle of their journey volunteer to give the riders eats laced with chloroform.
According to the 2017 Annual Crime and Road Safety Report, pedestrians were the biggest victims of road accidents. At least 1,319 out of the 3,500 people killed in road accidents last year were pedestrians while 2,135 of the 10,420 injured persons were pedestrians. Drunkards, minors and school going children being the most affected.
The deceased has been identified as Samuel Black, a resident of Katoma village in Isandara B Parish, Buititi Sub County in Kyenjojo district. James Kawalya, the Kyenjojo District Police Commander, says their findings show that Major Brown Mwebesa was speeding at the time of the accident.