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Four Arrested Over Bugiri Imam's Death

Jeff Sebuyungo, the Bugiri District Police Commander, who declined to identify the suspects, says that, they were arrested on Saturday and are being detained at Bugiri central police station. He says that the suspects recorded statements and the information shall be useful for the progress of this case in the investigations.
Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the death of Sheikh Masuudi Mutumba.

Mutumba was last night shot dead at his home located in Busimba village, in Iwemba Sub County. Police has so far retrieved one cartridge which has been handed over to the police forensic department for further investigations.

Jeff Sebuyungo, the Bugiri District Police Commander, who declined to identify the suspects, says that they were arrested on Saturday and are being detained at Bugiri central police station. He says that the suspects recorded statements and the information shall be useful for the progress of this case in the investigations. 

He added that the police have gathered leads to the prime suspect who will help the police understand the motive of the shooting.

Mutumba‚Äôs eldest son, Hamidu Kajja says that Mutumba has been having land disputes with his neighbours and that the court ruling will be delivered next week. 

"Our father is battling a court case over a 100-acre piece of land, and we were expecting a Jinja High Court ruling next week, it is sad that, he was killed at a time like this, let police investigate this matter thoroughly and give us Justice," he says.

Meanwhile, Hamza Waiswa, the Iwemba LC III chairperson says that efforts to reconcile the two warring parties failed at mediation stages as they continued to threaten one another.