By Mirembe Martina
The suspected murderers of New Vision journalist, Thomas Pere have been released because of lack of evidence pinning them to the murder.
A New Vision editorial writer, Pere was murdered June 16th as he was returning back home from work and his body was murdered in a trench in Masajja, Wakiso district.
Yesterday, the suspects were released on a police bond; they have been in custody for three months at Katwe Police Station. Paul Mark Odongo, the Kampala South Metropolitan Crime Intelligence officer, said DNA results released on Tuesday from tests on which Police depended to prosecute the suspects turned negative. The two men, who are commuter taxi operators, were arrested in July with a taxi that had blood stains.
According to preliminary Police investigations, Pere’s murderers killed him from a different place after he resisted their robbery. It is believed he was overwhelmed by the thugs while inside a taxi on his way home. They took his laptop and personal effects after killing him.