The killers also robbed the motorcycle which the victim was riding, plus an unspecified amount of cash
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the gruesome Murder of Atagwireho to URN.
Thugs have waylaid and hit to death a business man in Kakumiro
The deceased has been identified as 58-year-old Simon Atagwireho, a
businessman in Kihuna trading center, Kakindo sub county in Kakumiro district.
incident happened on Thursday night at 10PM a few kilometers from Kihuna
trading center, where the deceased owns a retail shop.
He was waylaid by unknown thugs who severally hit him on the head
with iron bars, killing him instantly.
Atagwireho’s lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood
by the road side by passersby who later alerted the police. The thugs had inflicted
deep cuts on his head.
At the time he met his
death, Atagwireho was riding from Kihuna trading center heading to his home in
Kitabona trading center in the same sub county.
The thugs also took off with his Motorcycle Registration Number
UEU 880D Bajaj that he was riding at the time he was waylaid and an unspecified
amount of money that he had in his pocket.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says
police immediately rushed to the crime scene on getting the information but it
was too late for them to apprehend the thugs.
He says police preliminary investigations show the thugs have been
monitoring the deceased for many days.
He says police picked the body that was later taken to Kakumiro
Health Center IV for postmortem.
Postmortem results indicate that the deceased succumbed to
injuries he sustained during the attack.
According to Hakiza, investigations into the matter have commenced, and he has called upon members of the public to cooperate and avail police with the necessary
information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.