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.
Police detectives recover a machete and log which they suspect that, Matia Tamulina was using to stage illegal roadblocks-courtesy photo.
of Nalubabwe village in Buswale Sub County in Namayingo district have lynched a middle-aged man for allegedly staging illegal roadblocks and fleecing them of
their valuables and money. The angry mob descended on 25-year- old Matia
Tamulina on Monday afternoon when they found him armed with a machete torturing
Robert Ngolobe, a Boda boda rider for allegedly violating traffic regulations.
riding a motorcycle registration number UFF 421R when he landed in the suspect’s
trap. 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
According to the resident, Tamulina was found of threatening
to arrest whoever failed to adhere to his directives, which fueled tension in
the public. He says that they reported the matter to the police but nothing was
done to stop the illegal conduct of the deceased.
A resident who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, said
that police was hesitant to arrest and prosecute Tamulina prompting an angry
mob to lynch him. “Many of us have fallen victim to Tamulina’s illegal acts. Despite
our persistent complaints, police have been reluctant to intervene in the
matter and when the angry residents saw him beating up one of their own, they
decided to lynch him,” he said.
The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that Tamulina
is part of a racket that was robbing motorcycles in Namayingo before selling
them off to the neighbouring Busia district. He says that police has since
recovered a machete and log, which he was using to stage illegal
Mubi say that the deceased’s body is lying at Buyinja health center IV mortuary