Bobi Wine has been thrown into mourning following the death of Ziggy Wine a blogger and an upcoming musician signed to his Firebase Crew.
Bobi Wine’s man succumbs to injuries after horrible torture
His left eye had been plucked out and two fingers cut off.
The news was broken by James Mubiru a close associate of the artiste who is officially known as Michael Alinda.
“It is hard to believe that my brother, my friend and fellow comrade in the struggle has gone to meet with the Lord. We have tried all we can in our capacity to see Ziggy makes it but, unfortunately, in vain,” said Mubiru.
Kyadondo East MP Bobi Wine also informed his followers of the sad state of affairs with a tweet that read, “Our friend Ziggy Wine could not make it. He passed on last night- succumbing to injuries sustained after a horrendous encounter with kidnap & torture. Very painful! He joins other countless Ugandans. As we mourn him, we resolve to work even harder to end this. Rest well brother.”
Kidnapping and torture of Ziggy Wine
Ziggy was reportedly kidnapped on his way to Kamwokya studio in Kampala on July 21 2019. He was later found unconscious at the gate of Mulago National Referral Hospital with an eye missing and two fingers chopped off. His body also bore burns indicating that he had been tortured.
“My friend, fellow artiste & #PeoplePower comrade Ziggy Wine was kidnapped only to be found three days back tortured beyond recognition, left eye plucked out, two fingers cut off, belongings taken & left for dead. Pray for him, even as we struggle to end this state of affairs,” Bobi had earlier tweeted announcing what had befallen his friend.
Things are said to have gotten worse from there as he didn't receive the proper medical care and was just put on antibiotics at the Mulago casualty unit.
“He looked to be in a lot of pain. Sometimes he would get off the bed and walk to the toilet. At one time we had to tie him to the bed to restrain his movements,” a source told the Daily Monitor.
Following his death, detectives attached to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) are looking for the criminals that kidnapped and tortured the young man.
“We’ve opened a death inquiry file to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Alinda. Our regional team in Kawempe police station have taken up that task. They are going to work very closely with our homicide department at the CID headquarters. If the post-partum results reveal that Michael died from unnatural cause then we have to investigate and ensure that justice is served to the family of the victim,” Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga told journalists.
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