Shocking details why Masaka Boda Rider set himself on fire: Shocking details why Masaka Boda Rider set himself on fire: As the country continue to witness the effects of COVID-19 and it’s containment measures. A man in Masaka district set him self on fire after police impounded his bike.
Police alleged that the owner of the bike was riding it past curfew time.
Note that President Museveni imposed a 05:00pm curfew for boda bodas to stop riding.
Shocking details why Masaka Boda Rider set himself on fire at police
However because of the hard economic times people are in. Boda Boda riders have continued to ride their bikes even beyond 05:00pm.
The man who has been identified as Walugembe was the owner of the Bike. Him self has been working at the same police as a cook for the inmates. He had looked for money and bought a bike to supplement his income.
Police allege that they found the owner riding the bike past curfew time.
Surprisingly, the news is that the man never knew how to ride a bike. He bought it and gave it to another person to ride.
Firstly, it is alleged police picked the bike when it was packed and took it to the station. When Walugembe the owner learnt of it, he went to police to ask for it.
Secondly, it is further alleged that police just asked for 40,000= from Walugembe. Shockingly Walugembe kept telling them that i do not have money but they refused to give him the bike.
So it is at this moment that he poured fuel on him self and set him self ablaze.
The Greater Masaka police commander, Abaine, said police officers who include the officer who impounded the bike. Are in custody to help in investigations into circumstances under which Hussein Walugembe torched himself.
Abaine said investigations in to the matter are going on.
But witnesses alleged that policemen found his motorcycle parked near Shell Buddu petrol station in Masaka and impounded it.
Walugembe is a resident within Masaka police barracks. And known at the police station as he used to cook food for inmates.
But his brother Kaweesi, corroborated reports that police officers had asked for money to release the motorcycle.
Kaweesi confirmed the same report that police had asked for money from Walugembe which he didn’t have.
Walugembe and Kaweesi hail from Mbirizi in Lwengo district. He added that officers resorted to issuing him with an express penalty ticket after he failed to raise the money
Boda cyclists turned rowdy upon learning of the news of their colleague’s death and thronged the police.
However, Abaine and Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Sentongo, came in fast and calmed them down.
So we shall keep you posted on this matter.