Ecobel is reported to have jetted into Uganda as a tourist and settled at the Bujjagali-based Nile River camp in late 2018. He later decided to settle within the Budondo community where he introduced himself as Jacob, and adapted to the native lifestyle prompting natives to nickname him, “Jacob Musoga,”.
It is reported that the trio were seen ferrying four cows in the wee-hours of Sunday morning. The residents were reportedly angered by the behavior of the suspects who didnot have proper documentation. The residents later stoned the thieves to death.
Busoga North police spokesperson Michael Kasadha says that detectives have been dispatched to the scene of the crime and preliminary findings indicate that the deceased was killed from another area and the body dumped in the swamp.
George Masanga, another resident, says that most of the illegal settlers are reluctant to register their existence with the local authorities, which makes it hard to trace them in case of incidents such as sudden death, and theft of property, among others.
The trio was driving in a Toyota Caldina registration number; UAG 226B when they rammed into a stationary sugarcane truck registration number; UAA 759Q in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The vehicle is reported to have overturned two times killing the trio instantly.
The body of the man was first sighted this morning by rice farmers who noticed it sailing through the water drainage channels across their gardens. The Police have since retrieved the body and taken it to Kiyunga Health Centre IV mortuary for postmortem.
Police in Busoga East have mounted a search for Moses Mukisi, a resident of Muterere East village, in Muterere sub county, Bugiri district, for allegedly strangling his wife to death. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Rose Naigaga.
Rashid Kasaajja, the Bukagabo landing site chairperson, says that much as the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel have labored to sensitize fishermen on the disadvantages of using illegal fishing gear, which contribute to the increase of fatal accidents across the lake, most of them have remained adamant.
The deceased include; 80-year-old Jonathan Kalikyera and another unidentified person were torched down in a fire which gutted Holy Healing Ministries Church International on May 5. The police report confirmed that the Church was torched amidst a wrangle between the church leaders and their former landlord.
Kalogo says that the truck driver, alongside his two other colleagues who were donned in hoods covering their whole faces jumped out of the vehicle and started battering him unsparingly, while accusing him of causing the accident, and then shot his son who bled profusely and died.