Man seeks refuge at police station after villagers attempt to lynch him over murder of his niece

Posted: 2021-01-28T08:26:12Z Read: 764 times
Man seeks refuge at police station after villagers attempt to lynch him over murder of his niece

A man suspected to be connected to the murder of 14-year-old- girl in Lwengo is counting his blessings after police officers rescued him from an angry mob that attempted to lynch him.


The deceased, Monica Namusanya a resident of Ndegeya village in Kisekka sub-county in Lwengo district went missing on Sunday last week.  


Efforts by her parents and concerned community members to find her went in vain, until Wednesday when her headless body was discovered in a swamp in Kyamaganda village in the Kisekka sub-county.    


David Ssekajjugo and Josephine Namutebi the deceased's parents then pointed fingers at Jimmy Ssekajjugo who is also a family member for masterminding the murder of their daughter.  


Residents say the two brothers have had a longstanding enmity, with serious accusations of witchcraft.


Things took a new twist when on Wednesday shortly discovering the teenager's body, an angry mob stormed Sekajjugo's home and slashed his banana plantation while others looted his animals and property.  


The suspected brother however managed to escape before the mob arrived but the charged residents pursued him.


Sekajjugo sought refuge at Mbiriizi police station for protection.


According to Muhammad Nsubuga the Masaka Regional Police spokesperson, police is yet to receive any evidence pinning Ssekajjugo on the crime. 


However, a a case of malicious damage has been registered at Mbiriizi police station beside the ongoing murder investigations and officers have been deployed at his home to avoid further destruction.