Three people have been released by Special Investigations Division after they were picked in connection to the murder of a Boda boda rider in Mengo, Kampala.
The trio all lookalike suspects was released on the orders of Joseph Obwana, the Commandant of Special Investigations Division this morning.
They were picked on suspicion that they were part of thugs who strangled Derrick Muwonge Mulindwa on June 30 at 4am at Kakeeka, Mengo, Rubaga Division. Two people have since been arrested and confirmed as the real suspects.
The gruesome killing was captured by a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera at a nearby Primary School and went viral on social media after it was released to the public leading to the arrest of three lookalike suspects.
Fred Enanga the Police Spokesperson says that the suspects had been picked up on public intelligence. However, police decided to release them unconditionally after arresting the actual killers including Aloysius Tamale alias Patrick Sekyewa alias Young Mulo (not the musician), John Bosco Mugisha aka Mukiga.
Young Mulo (not the musician) and Mukiga were picked up by the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) led by Godwin Tugume. Police has since dropped the murder charges that had been slapped on the trio.
Meanwhile, Police has declined to release the identities of the lookalike suspects for fear that Boda boda motorists and members of the public could turn against them despite the fact that they are innocent.