Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that the Force are hunting for two suspects who strangled and stabbed a one Batte Christopher, 58, a special hire driver in Mukono.
The two suspects and one other, who is in Police custody, ar alleged to have hired the late Batte to transport them to Bajjo Village between 3pm and 6pm.
“The suspects while at Bajjo, strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand,” Police said in a statement.
Mr. Owoyesigyire further says that the suspects then stuffed the late Baate in his vehicle registration number UAY 765H Toyota Premio that is white in colour.
“As they were driving the vehicle away hastily, it got stuck and they had to call people around to help push it back on the road,” the statement further reads.
A group of people who had come to help saw blood dripping from the car trunk and asked them what they were carrying, but the suspects didn’t give clear answers.
“On opening the car trunk, the body was discovered and immediately the mob attacked the suspects injuring one while two escaped in the confusion (man and woman).”
He further noted that the vehicle was also damaged in the process of the mob action. He said one male suspect was rescued and rushed to CPR a medical center in Mukono town for treatment pending interrogation.
“Police was later informed of the occurrence and went to the scene,” reads an excerpt. A knife and rope were taken recovered in the vehicle. Body taken to Mulago for postmortem. Inquiries are still ongoing,” he noted.