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LC1 Chairperson on the Run Over Murder of Fisherman

It is alleged that the Chairperson together with three other suspects namely Patrick Balitwaha, John Byaruhanga and Moses Munaka - all fishermen attached to Kabanda landing site in Buseruka sub county Hoima district - killed Samuel Warom, 20, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site in Mbegu parish Kabaale sub county in Hoima district. The incident happened on Friday night at around 10p.m.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson while speaking to URN on the alleged murder of the fisherman.

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Police in Hoima has launched a manhunt for George Baguma, the Chairperson LC1 Kabanda landing site in Tonya Parish, Buseruka sub county in Hoima district over alleged murder of a fisherman on the lake Albert waters. 

It is alleged that the Chairperson together with three other suspects namely Patrick Balitwaha, John Byaruhanga and Moses Munaka - all fishermen attached to Kabanda landing site in Buseruka sub county Hoima district - killed Samuel Warom, 20, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site in Mbegu parish Kabaale sub county in Hoima district. The incident happened on Friday night at around 10p.m.

Balitwaha and Byaruhanga have since been arrested while Baguma and Munaka are still at large. 

 

On the fateful night, the accused persons while on the lake Albert waters attacked Warom and stabbed him to death, after which dumped his lifeless body in the lake.  

   

Before Warom died, he sounded an alarm that attracted the attention of other fishermen who were also on the lake.

They rushed to rescue him, but found when he had already been killed and his body dumped in the Lake Albert waters. His boat that had a pool of blood was found floating on the lake.

The fishermen however pursued the alleged attackers up to Kijangi landing site where they managed to arrest two suspects who were later handed over to Hoima police.

Now Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says police preliminary police investigations show that the LC1 Chairperson connived with the arrested fishermen and commanded the alleged murder of the fisherman.

He says the chairperson has since vanished, despite being summoned by police investigators for interrogation.  According to Hakiza, the hunt for the LC1 Chairperson together with Munaka is going on.

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The body of the deceased fisherman was on Saturday evening retrieved from the lake by fellow fishermen who handed it to the relatives for burial arrangement.

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