police in Rakai are investigating a gruesome incident in which a young man in Lukondo
village in Kamukalo parish, Byakanda sub-county was attacked by unknown
assailants and torched him.
is said that John Mukaaya 22was
alone in the house when he was attacked on Wednesday morning at 2am. Residents
say that the attackers spilled petrol in the house and lit it while he was asleep.
neighbours who responded to his alarm reached the house when he was critically
burnt and unconscious.
to Siraje Kato Mujuzi, the Chairman Kakakata the next village and colleague to
the deceased, they rushed him to Rakai hospital which referred him to Kitovu
adds that Kitovu hospital also referred him to Mulago National Referral
Hospital but he died on the way. He says that the ambulance transported the
body to Lukondo village.
reached the scene this morning and were informed that the deceased allegedly had an
affair with the wife of a fellow resident, one 40-year old Juuko.
father Joseph Kizza, says his son was peaceful and always avoided trouble. He
explains that the allegations about his affair with another man's wife are still
baseless adding that if they were true he would have lodged a complaint against him.
to Ben Niwamanya, the Rakai Police Commander, the assailants climbed the house
and used the ring-beam opening to spill petrol on Mukaaya who was in deep
adds that the whole house caught fire but the neighbours quickly rescued
him, though he died later.
explains that a post mortem was done at the deceased’s home and police allowed his
family members to proceed with the burial.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says they have
arrested Jjuuko following reports that he has always threatened Mukaaya.
//Cue in: Unknown people……….. //Cue out………the same address.’//
adds that they are detaining Jjuuko at Rakai Police Station as
//Cue in: But the probable cause........ //Cue out…………………..after the postmortem’//
However, Jjuuko denied the accusations and declined to talk more about the incident.