Angry residents mostly Boda Boda riders in Masindi have killed a yet to be identified man accusing him of stealing a motorcycle.
The suspect was accused of stealing a motorcycle, Registration Number UER 626S Bajaj Boxer belonging to Stephen Musinguzi, a resident of Katagaruka cell in Bigando ward Kigulya division in Masindi Municipality.
It is alleged that the suspected thief on Tuesday morning raided Nyamigisa Health Center III situated within Masindi Municipality and the stole the motorcycle from the health facility.
Musinguzi told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Wednesday that he had transported his wife to the heath facility seeking medication attention.
He parked the motorcycle out side the health facility but when he came out, he found the motorcycle missing. This prompted him to alert various Boda-boda stages within Masindi town.
The boda-boda riders immediately swung into action and started searching for the stolen motorcycle.
They intercepted the suspected thief red-handed with the stolen motorcycle at Kabuturu trading center in Kimengo sub county along the Masindi-Kampala highway.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that after arresting the suspect, the boda-boda riders pounced on him, beating him to death.
His lifeless body was later picked to police that took it to Masindi General hospital for postmortem.
Hakiza has however warned members of the general public to desist from any act of mob justice adding that police will not condone what he termed self-help approach to justice.
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