3 mob justice suspects remanded

mob justice suspects remanded

 3 people have been remanded to Butuntumula prison and 37 others kept in police custody on matters regarding mob justice.

The accused, identified as Matthias Sekayingo, Isma Maganda and Saddam Felix are all residents of Ndibulungi village in Luwero district.

The above-mentioned attempted to murder Sunday Ekol on May 27th in Ndibulungi village. However, they have denied the accusation of murder and the plea of not guilty entered, therefore sending them to prison until 28th, July when they return to court as investigations continue.

Reports indicate that Sunday Ekol, a worker at a sugarcane plantation- Victoria Limited boarded a bodaboda with a woman and initially agreed a fee of 3,000 shillings with the bodaboda guy, identified as Stephen Senkosi. However on arrival at the destination, Sunday gave 10,000 shillings but the latter returned 5,000 shillings leading to a bitter disagreement.

Reports indicate that Senkosi instead made loud alarms and claimed that the two were attempting to rob him of the motorcycle and upon hearing the call, his friends rushed to rescue and in the long running dangerously beating up Sunday Ekol who was only rescued by police.

The information reached his fellow workers who then raided the village for revenge, cutting down several crops near the house-holds.

66 suspects were arrested over the revenge attack and upon screening, 37 remained under detention in police custody and charged with moving with weapons.

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