During the scuffle to rescue the victims, Kasolo shot dead Yosam Namwindo, one of the residents in the area. As a result, residents turned their wrath on the constable and lynched him to avenge Namwindo’s death.
Kamuli police have rounded up eleven suspected believed to
have actively participated in lying Police constable Francis Kasolo on Sunday
evening. The suspects are Isima Muzaale, Karim Walujo, Robert Mpule, Yoweri
Wanjala, Yoweri Oliga, Silvestor Magala, Zabwe Wabwire, Yonah Mvabagwa, John
Ekijati, Ewaku Mugatu and Alex Abiora.
suspects are in custody at Kamuli central police
station. The suspects are believed to be part of the mob that lynched Kasolo
when he and another plain cloth police officer went to rescue two mob justice
victims whom the community members had rounded off for alleged involvement in witchcraft-related activities in Kadungu A village in Namusagali Sub County.
the scuffle to rescue the victims, Kasolo shot
dead Yosam Namwindo, one of the residents in the area. As a result,
residents turned their wrath on the constable and lynched him to avenge
The postmortem indicates that Kasolo succumbed to injuries on
the head resulting from sharp objects used to assault him while Namwindo
succumbed to bullet wounds. Police detectives revisited the scene of
crime on Monday and managed to recover two AK-47 rifles, which some residents
had grabbed from police personnel.
Busoga North police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha,
says that the mob justice suspects face murder charges. Kasadha says
that detectives have pitched camp in different villages neighbouring the scene
of crime area with the aim of arresting more suspects implicated for their involvement
in the mob justice.