Jeff Sebuyungo, the Bugiri District Police Commander, who declined to identify the suspects, says that, they were arrested on Saturday and are being detained at Bugiri central police station. He says that the suspects recorded statements and the information shall be useful for the progress of this case in the investigations.
The deceased’s 10-year old child whose names have been withheld says that he accompanied Mutumba to purchase sugar from Iwemba trading centre and saw a man trailing them but mistook him for a guest. The child further states that the man who was clad in a black hood stood beside a tree but he eventually shot Mutumba twice and fled.
She was launching the annual 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence at Waluwerere primary school in Bugiri district on Monday. The annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25, and runs until December 10, is used as an organizing strategy to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Kasadha is said to have shot Namugisa twice in the head around 9:30pm on Sunday night before turning the gun on himself. An AK-47 rifle with 18 rounds of live ammunition was found besides the two lifeless bodies.
The accident occurred at around 4 a.m. on Monday morning, when the trailer registration number UBD 091C/UBD 669H lost control and rammed into the building located on Grant street, along the Iganga-Tororo Highway. It destroyed the waiting area, Cash tills, and the manager's office.
“We were swung into action after being alerted by residents who cited this gun lying in the bush where they had gone to fetch firewood. I and other senior officers have visited the scene and recorded statements from the locals within the neighboring vicinity,” he says.
The suspects are alleged to have convinced the deceased's parents that they were taking their crippled child for ritual cleansing, only to return on Saturday without him. They claimed that he was left at a traditional healer.
The car registration number UAZ 523F was seized within Iganga town last month, where Naigaga had gone to attend an event, following a report filed by one Tabitha Minsa, indicating that the same vehicle was used to rob her 45 million outside Centenary bank, Bugiri branch early this year.
The suspects are alleged to have stolen the drums of bitumen from the contractor’s quarry located in Mutelele Sub County, Bugiri District on June 15th and later fled. They were however arrested on Monday.
He is alleged to have filed a case of a missing person at Nankoma police post, however, on interrogation, he failed to explain circumstances which led to the child’s disappearance, prompting police to mount search in the area.
Lyavala was the pioneer LC V chairperson of Bugiri district, where he served until 2011. In a bid to restore cohesion in Busoga region, president, Yoweri Museveni appointed Lyavala a presidential adviser in-charge of Busoga affairs.
The July 11th 2017 report signed by Edirisa Kyeyune, the Bugiri District Police Commander, notes that ten other people were admitted in different hospitals in critical condition after eating poisonous cassava.