MOB BURNS SUSPECTED THIEF TO DEATH IN HOIMA
By Innocent Atuganyire
Residents in Kyabisagazi 1 village Kyabisagazi Parish Kigorobya Sub county Hoima District burnt a suspected thief to death.
The deceased is identified as a one Ronald 17-year-old a resident of Kikabagya village Kyeramya Parish Kiganja Sub County who was found red handed stealing dry cassava from the Kitchen of one of the locals from Kyabisagazi 1 village.
This forced the owner of the house to raise an alarm, as the suspect was trying to escape, he was intercepted by other locals who also heard the alarm prompting to lynch and then set him a blaze by the roadside using dry grass.
Mr. Richard Kagaba the chairperson LC1 confirmed the incident saying the mob action happened yesterday on 9th March 2023 at around 10am.
Kagaba said, according to the locals, recently the same suspect in the same village also survived narrowly being apprehended by locals, disclosing that, this was his second time.
He adds that Police officers attached to Kigorobya Police station together with the health team rushed to the scene, recovered the body and then later handed the body to the relatives of the deceased who had come from Kikabagya village and Kasenene village in Masindi.
When contacted the Albertine region Police Spokesperson Alan Hakiza said, he is to find out.