The Police have said that Michael Kalinda aka Ziggy Wine who died following serious injuries was involved in a motorcycle crash moments before he was reported missing.
According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Ziggy Wine was involved in an accident July 21, 2019, clearing fears that the artiste who was a strong supporter of Bobi Wine’s People Power could have been tortured to death.
He had an accident on 21/7/2019 on Northern Bypass between Kalerwe and Kyebando where he knocked a pedestrian Ms Atoro Loy aged 24 a Nursery Teacher at Happy Army Academy with his motor cycle Reg. No. UDC 434W Honda. The bike was brought to CPS Kampala to show it to the Journalists. The bike was taken to Kiira Road police station where a case of accident by unknown was registered,” Enange said.
Below is the full statement;
On the 21/7/2019 at around 2200/c, Aip Ojok Patrick attached to Kyebando police post received information of a serious accident involving the rider of blue Honda motor cycle and a unknown lady who was crossing the road, this occurred at kyamuka area along the northern by pass at around 1930/c.
The rider who was coming from Kalerwe side heading towards kyebando was in a high speed trying to overtake a vehicle, another vehicle coming from Kyebando side heading towards Kalerwe side came with full light which made the rider lose control and knocked the lady called Atwori loy who was crossing the road from left to right.
The rider who was not unknown by then and did not have any identity card fell in a trench where he was picked by the onlookers and rushed him to hope clinic in kyamuka where the doctor gave him first aid and referred him to mulago referral hospital.
The rider was brought to the doctor called Kule simon while bleeding from the nose and the fore head, his eye, fingers were injured with one finger missing while the middle finger almost fell off.
The rider/deceased was taken to mulago by one Turyamureba Amos who handed him to casualty ward mulago hospital. The deceased stayed in mulago with no relative and the doctor told kule that the patient needed CT scan.
The knocked victim who was a lady was taken in the same hope clinic but was transfered to another clinic called kamwokya Christian clinic and after three days was discharged.
On the 5/8/2019 there a number of media platforms which wrote an article about the kidnap, torture and death of one Alinda Michael alias Ziggy wine by business rivals, it’s these romurs which led to the residents of Kyamuka to avail the information to police of the actual incident and contradicted the media information.
The motor cycle of the deceased was handed in at kyebando police post with no number plate.
The number plate number UDC 434W was brought by Musobozi Podian who picked it from the scene. It was discovered that the unknown rider was called Alinda Michael alias Ziggy wine and is the same person who was alleged to have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered by unknown people.