Police pay mob Sh.10 million for killing murder suspect
Kiwaddalime’s luck run out when the two tried to attack Resty Nakyambadde’s home in the wee hours of the night and she raised an alarm, calling for help.
The two tried to escape. Galiwango got away. Kiwaddalime did not. He was beaten to death by those who came to help Nakyambadde.
A few days later, the police handed over Shs1.6 million each to six people, who they said had provided them with information as regards the suspect. Some of the six had been part of the mob that killed Kiwaddalime.
Offering a bounty is good motivation to help communities get involved in dealing with crime in their areas of residence.
Generally, a bounty is offered with the hope that someone will provide the authorities with clues of suspects.
They might be able to identify someone, alert the police as to a suspect’s whereabouts, or provide crucial information that will help capture the suspect.
This is why the police and prisons offered the Shs10 million to those they say had captured the suspect.
This move has however come under sharp criticism for the fear that gangs may form to kill people and collect rewards from the government.
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