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Two Jailed 40 Years for Murder of Cyclist

Prosecution led by Shebah Byakutagga told court on Tuesday, that the two committed the offence on 4th November 2014. They hired Thomas Mugga a Boda Boda cyclist at Mutukula stage to take them to Kasensero landing site. On their way to Kasensero, they turned against Mugga and strangled him to death. They also stole his motorcycle registration number UEE 853D Bajaj boxer.
09 Oct 2019 07:41
Masaka High Court has sentenced men in Rakai to 40 years in jail each for the murder of a cyclist.

Emmanuel Ssekisasi and Matia Ndugga were convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and murder.

Prosecution led by Shebah Byakutagga told court on Tuesday, that the two committed the offence on 4th November 2014. They hired Thomas Mugga a Boda Boda cyclist at Mutukula stage to take them to Kasensero landing site.


On their way to Kasensero, they turned against Mugga and strangled him to death. They also stole his motorcycle registration number UEE 853D Bajaj boxer.

Prosecution also told court that the motorcycle was then taken to Tanzania. However, the motorcycle was recovered.

Byakutaga told court that the duo dumped the cyclist’s body in a maize plantation where it was recovered by a passer-by.

Alexander Lule, the Defence lawyer asked court to be lenient to the convicts since they had spent 5 years on remand and were remorseful for their action.

 Justice Winfred Nabisinde sentenced the duo to 35 years imprisonment each for aggravated robbery and 45 years for murder which will be served concurrently.



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