The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were arrested over the weekend from various parts of Kagadi. One of the suspects is a woman while the other is a man.
The body of Safi Mwiringire, a resident of Kyabitaka village in the Kyangwali refugee settlement area was found dumped in a sweet potato garden with fresh wounds on the head and face an indication that he was hit with a blunt object. The body was discovered on Friday evening.
They are accused of attacking and hacking to death Yasin Bakati,Rosa Afiyako and Safi Ayumani all residents of Okeche cell Karuma town Council Kiryandongo district. They also critically injured Safina Chandiru who is currently admitted in critical condition nursing severe wounds at Kiryandongo General Hospital.She sustained deep cuts in the head, face, both hands and stomach.
Prosecution led by Bushirah Nakanyike told the court presided over by Kiboga Grade One Magistrate; Michael Bbossa that while at Migongolomi village in Kikonda Sub County in Kyankwanzi district on November 23, 2020, the accused murdered her baby and dumped the body in the toilet.
Apiyo's relatives became suspicious when she returned home with no child and no pregnancy. However, she declined to respond to any of the queries raised by her family members, until the pressure was mounted on her prompting her to confess to killing the baby.
According to the Arua District Police Commander Dennis Ochama, who visited the scene of the crime on Wednesday, the minor, now a juvenile offender, picked a quarrel with his younger brother on Tuesday afternoon.
A resident identified as Turyagyenda Vincent told the police the Kyomuhendo and her daughter had a misunderstanding over the ownership of the house in which they were residing. At the height of the bickering, Nannyonga reportedly asked her mother to vacate the house which was constructed by her late father.
Jawiambe Pascal, the LC 1 Chairperson of the village reported revealed that the two male juveniles identified as 7-year-old Denis Piyic and Gracious Ocayirwoth were locked up by their father who was under the influence of alcohol before they were set ablaze.
Zakayo Makuta, the area councilor who doubles as the Sub county deputy LC III chairperson says the locals have been accusing Kikama of plotting the death of his brother in order to take total control of the land.