Police in Lwengo
district are holding three suspects including a witch doctor in connection to
the gruesome murder of an elderly farmer on Monday night. The gruesome incident
occurred at Byanjiri village in Kito parish, Lwengo Rural sub-county. The
suspects have been identified as Batesita Mutabazi, 36, Ashraf Kaiza, 20, and
Nabona Nakibuule, a witch doctor, all residents of the same village.
reportedly attacked Ibrahim Ssebwana at his home and assaulted him severely. The actual
motive of the attack is still unknown. According to Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Region Police Spokesperson, Ssebwana died on the way to hospital after bleeding profusely.
He explains that
Ssebwana managed to identify his attackers before he passed on. On the
same day, the suspects went on to attack Paul Galiwango, 60, a fellow resident
and another only identified as Mande, 30, of Nasiti village in Ndagwe
sub-county from their respective home and hit them with blunt objects that left
Nsubuga says that
Galiwango and Mande were rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital where the
doctors managed to save them.
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He says that they are still-hunting
for other assailants suspected to be members of organised criminal gangs that have
been terrorizing residents. John Bosco Matovu, the Byenjiri LC I Chairperson,
says the two suspects are known for marijuana smoking and are capable of
committing all sorts of crimes.
A post-mortem was done on Ssebwana’s body and the family members were allowed to proceed with the burial
arrangements. Police detectives say
the suspects will be charged with murder and attempted murder after conclusive
Ssebwana’s death brings the number of murders in Lwengo to
eight people in just four weeks. The deceased include two
reservists -John Kabanda, 60, a resident of Bigando village and Vincent Kalya,
40, of Nzizi village, in Kkingo sub-county, who were killed in Ttagga village
while on foot patrol on July 21, 2021.
Joseph Bwanika, 38, a
resident of Kisseka B village, Kisekka sub-county, was also killed by unknown
assailants and his body tossed in a banana plantation.