Robert Ssekyanzi, the Chairperson of Luweero Boda Boda Riders’ Association alleges that the robbers hit Ssentongo with a hammer before he stole his motorcycle registration number UEA 594L leaving him unconscious.
Up to 11 suspected thieves have been lynched and burnt to ashes in the districts of Lira and Kole since July 2018. They include 32-year-old Solomon Odongo, a resident Anai village, Lira Sub County who was accused of killing a mobile money operator and escaping from lawful custody.
On April, 17th, 2019, Jasper Okello Ongu, a local trader at Bala Trading Centre in Kole district was killed and the remains burnt to ashes.
Just after a day, another suspected thief identified as Jimmy Owiny, a resident of Alito Sub County in Kole district was beaten to death and his body was set on fire.
According to the Police crime report for both Christmas and New Year holidays, out of seven murders, four people were killed in mob justice after they were suspected of stealing cattle and motorcycles.
Salim Zimula, the area Parish councilor at Butuntumula Sub County, says by the time residents rushed to rescue Kalemera they found him dead adding that, Kiboneka and his men had left the farm. Zimula says they found the deceaseds body with multiple injuries on the legs, hands, buttocks, chest and private parts among others.
The Police in Kisoro are investigating the circumstances under a 40-year-old man, believed to be a Uganda People Defence Forces-UPDF deserter, was lynched. The victim has been identified as David Kanyamahoro, a resident of Nyagicyebe Village, Rwaramba Parish in Nyakinama Sub County.
Charles Oumu, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says the trio is wanted for inciting residents to lynch 23-year-old Joshua Ejabu, a resident of Ararak village in Kaberamaido town council and a one Owale, a resident of Abedi village.
Pamela Aguti, the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Apac CPS says the suspects are all residents of Alyec-imalu cell, Akere Division in Apac Municipality. They include two crime preventers identified as Francis Olum and Bonny Otim and the area Local Council one chairperson, Margret Atoke among others.
Joseph Kazibwe, an eye witness, says the residents descended on Nakalyango accusing her of bewitching Sonko over a land dispute. He says the mob members chopped off Nakalyangos hands and hacked her several times on the head.