Mugisha returned to Masaka Police Station on Thursday for further questioning. According to his lawyer Alexander Lule, police extended the bond to Tuesday because the state prosecutor was not ready with the file.
The police in Masaka have extended the bond for Father Richard
Mugisha of Bisanje Catholic Parish, Masaka Diocese.
Last week, Mugisha was summoned following the death of Ronald Kyeyune,
30, a suspected robber who had allegedly broken into the priests’ house.
It is alleged that the suspect was apprehended by the village security team
after allegedly accessing the priests’ residence through the roof.
Members of the village security committee on night patrol arrested
him but an angry mob pounced on him and beat him up leaving him in a critical
condition. The police were called to the scene to rescue the suspect.
For some unclear reason, however, instead of taking the critically injured man
to the hospital, the police decided to lock him in the cell, until he died.
Based on police preliminary investigations, it is alleged that the
mob acted on Mugisha’s command to lynch the suspect.
Mugisha returned to Masaka Police Station on Thursday for further
questioning. According to his lawyer Alexander Lule, police extended the bond to
Tuesday because the state prosecutor was not ready with the file.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional Police spokesperson, says
that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
The priest became one of the prominent priests in the region over
his controversial remarks about President Yoweri Museveni’s leadership in
addition to rallying Ugandans to vote for change in the 2021 general
He further attacked Brig Deus Sande, the commander- UPDF Armoured Brigade Unit-
Masaka, for saying that the army was not ready to hand over power to Robert
Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform leader, in case he won elections.