Kampala, Uganda | URN | Police are yet to get a clear picture of the assailants who appeared on CCTV footage strangling Derrick Mulindwa, a boda boda cyclist in Kakyeka Mengo in Lubaga Division in Kampala, a fortnight ago.
The two men hired Mulindwa at around 4:00am and turned against him shortly after jumping off the motorcycle. One of the passengers grabbed Mulindwa by the neck and choked him as his colleague held his motorcycle.
The second assailant later picked a blank object, which he used to hit Mulindwa on the head after pulling off his helmet. The suspects fled the scene using Mulindwa’s motorcycle. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says their forensic team is still struggling to get a clear image of the suspects.
According to Enanga, they have three suspects who look alike at the Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka in Wakiso District. He says all the video grab images produced by forensic experts led by Acting Commissioner Forensic, Chris Mubiru have failed to distinguish between the suspects.
He says the team will keep all the suspects until clear images of the actual killers are retrieved from the CCTV footage.
“On the images of Mulindwa. Our forensic team is enhancing those images. We have to procure software they have to use. Because they have to get clear images. The man in front resembles the other behind. The images were a bit faint,” Enanga said.
Mubiru has since cautioned that releasing the images could jeopardize the prosecution case as the pictures might be challenged during trail. In addition, police fear that releasing unclear images could incite the public against wrong people.
Enanga says they have also examined the fingerprints on the deceased’s helmet, which police retrieved from the crime scene.
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