Mob kills one over motorcycle theft in Masindi.

An angry mob have killed a man suspected to have stolen a motorcycle in Masindi District.

The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson ASP Julius Allan Hakiza identified the deceased as Charles Odongo, a resident of Pumuziika village. The incident happened on Sunday evening at around 5pm.

Hakiza told our reporter that on 13th July 2022, the deceased hired a boda boda rider only identified as Simon from Kabango boda boda stage and told him to take him to Kalyango to pay his workers.

Along the way, the deceased pulled a panga and wanted to kill the rider, who escaped and the deceased took off with the motorcycle registration number UEQ 341D.

Hakiza further asserted that, the case of attempted robbery was reported at Kinyara Police Post and the hunt for the Odongo commenced, and he was eventually found yesterday at his home in Pumuziika.

The police mouthpiece disclosed that as the group of boda boda riders were evacuating him to police, another group of people from Kabango lynched him before proceeding to police.

Hakiza further said that they are still investigating the matter and they are not sure whether the motorcycle was recovered since he was killed before availing the whereabouts of the motorcycle.

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