Commissioner Julius Twinomujuni, from Police Directorate of Forensic Sciences-DFS, had been sent to Lwengo district to pick blood samples from three people claiming to be relatives to Francis Ruhamyakaaka alias Nkaaka, who want to exhume the deceased's remains.
Three relatives of Francis Ruhamyakaaka, one of the those murdered at Nakateeta Village Kisekka sub-county in Lwengo district have formally complained to Lwengo Resident District Commissioner over their condolence fees that went into the wrong hands.
Robina Naluwu, the Kaganda parish councillor, says that the recent murders that seem to largely target people of advanced age have bred a lot of fear among residents prompting some of them to flee their homes.
General David Muhoozi on Monday evening visited Lwengo district, the scene of the latest incident. He indicated that preliminary assessments are pointing to possibilities of terrorism, a line of investigations security has now taken.
The deceased are identified as Maria Nakato, 78, a resident of Kitenga in Masaka and Henry Kiremba, 81, a retired medical officer from Kyoko village, Kingo sub-county in Lwengo district. The killers allegedly broke into the houses of the victims and stabbed them with blunt objects.
Peter Akampurira, the Lwengo District Police Commander, says that they have launched a manhunt for the assailants. According to eyewitnesses, the assailants were donning police jackets but Akampurira says criminals use anything to disguise their operation.
Abdul Matovu went into hiding today due to pressure from his creditors. The police detectives were planning to arrest him following a pile of complaints from more than 20 people but he sneaked from his home before they arrived.
It is said that Tugume, 47, hacked his wife Rose Katushabe 24, and the baby and dumped their amputated bodies in a pit latrine. Tugume and Katushabe had a longstanding dispute which local leaders and community members tried to address in vain. But residents were concerned when Katushabe went missing for a week after a fight with her husband, yet her known mobile number was off.