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One Arrested For Allegedly Killing Sembabule Farmer

Coleb Muhumuza, 42, a resident of Mazinga village, was attacked on Sunday night on his way home. The killers took an unknown sum of money from the deceased before tossing his body in the community pond where it was found by residents on Monday morning.


The Police in Sembabule are holding one man, a suspect in the alleged murder of a prominent farmer in Nakasenyi sub-county.  

Caleb Muhumuza, 42, a resident of Mazinga village, was attacked on Sunday night on his way home. The killers took an unknown sum of money from the deceased before dumping his body in the community pond where it was found by residents who had gone to fetch water on Monday morning. 

The body had multiple bruises on the neck, chest, hands and other parts. According to Francis Kamugisha, one of the residents, they last saw Muhumuza heading to a local bar at around 6:30pm. He says that he had sold two goats and earned ugx500,000.

It is said that Muhumuza left the bar at about 8:30pm but he did not reach home that night. It is believed that unknown people followed Muhumuza after learning that he was carrying some cash. His family members waited for him to return that night, but in vain.

In the morning today police were called to retrieve the body in the pond. A sniffer dog was introduced to the scene and led the detectives to the home of a 24-year-man, who is the prime suspect in the case. A post-mortem was done at Sembabule HCIV and proved internal bleeding, plus serious kidney, spleen and other internal organ damages.

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Region Police Spokesman confirmed the arrest saying details of the suspect are still confidential because they are still looking for other suspects who are still at large.

He further adds that much as there are directives prohibiting bar operations, some bar owners and their customers are flouting it. He noted that some have continued disobeying the guidelines which has landed many in trouble. Nsubuga says the suspect and his accomplices will be charged with murder after conclusive investigations.

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