Police in Kampala has launched an inquiry into the killing of a Chinese national only identified as Fan.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, said Fan’s death was brought to police’s attention on Friday morning by his colleague, Zhang Chunmu.
According to Zhang’s statement, recorded at Jinja Road Police Station, Fan was killed by three men and a woman who raided their home in Mbuya II zone at around 2 a.m.
The thugs allegedly broke into the house, tied Fan with ropes, beat him while demanding that he reveals where he had put some items. Zhang, who in his statement said had visited Fan and allocated a room where to sleep was the only witness of the incident.
Zhang explained to police that he was also beaten and locked in his room by the attackers but he managed to clearly see faces of some of the thugs whom he can identify if paraded before him.
“We are trying to establish what exactly was stolen because, in his bedroom, a lot of items were found disorganized as if the assailants were looking for something. We are yet to establish what was taken but investigations are underway. So far, there are allegations that one o the people on the run was seen by the complainant, Chunmu, earlier in the day. He (suspect) was with the deceased before the raid. We are trying to build on that to see that we identify these people and arrest them,”
Zhang said he used his teeth to free himself and later rushed to the police where he opened a case. Mr. Owoyesigyire said the state in which the house was found, it pointed out that the thugs came looking for particular items that are yet to be established.
Police have already alerted the Chinese Embassy about Fan’s death. His body was taken to Mulago hospital for a postmortem.
Two years ago, a Chinese national, Yei Su, 50, was shot dead in Mukono town. Su was a cashier in one of the Chinese owned Nile Steel and Plastics Ltd. A joint security team launched a hunt for the suspects who had been captured on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.urn