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Panic As Another Man Is Killed In Lwengo

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police spokesperson, says that the assailants used a blunt object to strike the deceased on the head several times.

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Police are investigating the gruesome murder of a 38-year-old man whose body was found dumped in a banana plantation in Kisseka B village in Kiseka sub-county in Lwengo district on Monday morning.

  The deceased has been identified as Joseph Bwanika, a resident of the same village. He is believed to have been dragged into the plantation by his killers. Family members never

knew the deceased’s whereabouts until news about his death reached them several hours after.

URN has learnt that Bwanika had a speech impairment and was staying with five family members with whom they share a similar problem. He had gone to look for casual work when he was killed. Tadeo Mbarebaki says that he had gone to inspect his plantation when he found the deceased’s lifeless body. 

He immediately notified other residents and local leaders who called police to the scene of crime. Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police spokesperson, says that the assailants used a blunt object to strike the deceased on the head several times.  

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He expressed concern about the escalation of murders in Lwengo and appealed to residents to be careful and promote neighborhood watch to avert crime.

 

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Police visited the crime scene with a sniffer dog but could not track the killers due to contamination by residents. Detective Francis Okongo and his team retrieved the

body and took it to Lwengo HCIII for postmortem.

 

Police have opened inquiries under CRB 203/2021 at Lwengo Central Police Station. Bwanika becomes the third murder victim in the district within a space of two weeks.

Unknown assailants waylaid John Kabanda 60 and Vincent Kalya 40, both reserve force officers and residents of Bigando and Nzizi villages respectively in Kkingo sub-county and killed them while on foot patrol. 

 The killers used blunt objects to hit their victims on the head before strangling them to death. They dumped their bodies in a bush near a coffee plantation. Police managed to arrest four people in possession of reserve force uniform and other objects, which were registered as exhibits. 

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