Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says they initially suspected that the teenager had been lured to go and work when his family reported his disappearance since no one had contacted them for ransom
Police are investigating circumstances
surrounding the death of 13-year-old Shafat
Ayebazibwe, a resident of Kamunyiga II cell, Rutunguru ward-Kagarama town
council in Ntungamo district.
Ayebazibwe disappeared on June 28th, 2019 and was
found dead on Monday.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson,
says they initially suspected that the teenager had been lured to go and work when
his family reported his disappearance since no one had contacted them for
He however, says residents who had gone fishing in Kamunyiga
swamp stumbled on the deceased’s lifeless body.
According to Kasasira, residents
ganged up on one of the residents identified as Patrick Beinobwengye and
lynched him on suspicion that he had a hand in the teenager’s murder.
Kasasira says residents targeted the deceased after
information circulated that he had been seen monitoring the area where the
teenager’s body was found.
According to Kasasira, the suspect killed the minor after
learning that he had seen him sneaking from a neighbor’s house with some
He says police is investigating the incident as well hunt the
ring leaders of the mob. The case is registered under police file number CRB
924/2019 of Ntungamo Police station.
Ntungamo District Education Officer, Odo Arigye has described
the incident as unfortunate and called for thorough investigations. He says
that the death of a pupil is a great loss to the district.