The trial of two men suspected to have killed a Boda Boda cyclist in Makindye has been pushed to next month. The prosecution alleges that the suspects, Mugisha John Bosco alias Kaihura and Tamale Aloysius alias Young Mulo, with malice aforethought, killed Damiano Ssekana, a Boda-boda rider, in Kizungu zone Makindye on April 29, 2019. It is alleged that on the same day, the suspects robbed Ssekana’s motorcycle registration number UEW 256-G.
On Wednesday, the suspects appeared in court for the start of the trial, but Justice Alex Mackay Ajiji said that he could not proceed with the trial because he was going to attend a burial.
Isiah Wanamama, the State Attorney had earlier told the court that he was ready to line up two witnesses. But Justice Ajiji adjourned the case to June 5th.
The suspects came to the limelight in 2019 after CCTV footage showed a Boda-boda rider being hit several times with a hammer on his head. The rider was later identified as Derrick Mulindwa.
In the video that circulated on social media, Mugisha was seen grabbing Mulindwa by the neck and choking him while Young Mulo parked the motorcycle and used the metallic object to hit Mulindwa on the head after pulling off his helmet. They later fled using the same motorcycle.
In the aftermath, police arrested members of the group, some of who confessed to the murder of other Boda-boda riders by strangulation and a number of robberies in the city-URN (For comments on this story, get back to us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734 & 041 4674611 or email us at email@example.com).