Crime

Police Launch Probe into Boxer Zebra Murder

Police have activated investigations into the killing of Uganda’s National Boxing Team Coach, Zebra Senyange near his home in Bwaise.

A statement released by the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, said the incident is being investigated by the Kawempe Police division.

“The territorial Police in Kawempe are investigating a suspected murder case by shooting of one Zebra Senyange, a boxer and resident of St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish,” said Owoyesigyire.

Police confirmed the deceased was picked from his home by unknown assailants and later shot near home.

“According to eyewitnesses, they allege that the deceased was picked from his home on 30/12/2020 at around 1 am in the morning by unidentified assailants, not known in number. They were travelling in two vehicles. He was later shot 400 meters away from his home and he died instantly,” he added.

The scene has already been constructed by the security experts.

“The area police responded and have already documented the scene. Crucial pieces of evidence and cartridges have been recovered from the scene,” said Owoyesigyire.

The body of the deceased has been taken to City mortuary Mulago for a post mortem as security intelligence and investigators put together the pieces of collected evidence.

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“Our task team of intelligence and investigators has started the process of building on the evidence collected with an aim of identifying the assailants behind the murder of Zebra,” he concluded.

 

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