Batte Christopher, 58, a resident of Nyenje, a special hire driver was yesterday killed by his passengers. According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson, Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, Batte was approached by three passengers at about 1500hrs at Seeta Township.
The suspects allegedly hired Batted to transport them to Bajjo village. While at Bajjo, the suspects strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand.
They then bundled him in the trunk of his vehicle registration number UAY 765H Toyota Premio white in colour.
“As they were driving the vehicle away hastily, it got stuck and they had to call people around to help push it back on road. The people saw blood seeping from the car trunk and asked them what they were carrying, but the suspects didn’t give clear answers.
On opening the car trunk, the body was discovered and immediately mob attacked the suspects injuring one while two escaped in the confusion (a man and a woman). Police is hunting for the suspects, the vehicle was also damaged in process of the mob action,” said Owoyesigyire.
Police was later informed of the occurrence and went to the scene where it rescued one male suspect and rushed him to CPR a medical Centre in Mukono town for treatment pending interrogation.
“A knife and rope were recovered in the vehicle. Body taken to Mulago for postmortem. Inquiries are still ongoing,” said Owoyesigyire.