They are accused of attacking and hacking to death Yasin Bakati,Rosa Afiyako and Safi Ayumani all residents of Okeche cell Karuma town Council Kiryandongo district. They also critically injured Safina Chandiru who is currently admitted in critical condition nursing severe wounds at Kiryandongo General Hospital.She sustained deep cuts in the head, face, both hands and stomach.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region policespokesperson confirmed the arrest of the suspects to URN.
Kiryandongo have in their custody 38 suspects accused of attacking and killing three
people in the district.
whose names have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations
were arrested on Thursday and Friday this week from various parts
of Kiryandongo district.
accused of attacking and hacking to death Yasin Bakati, Rosa Afiyako and Safi
Ayumani all residents of Okeche cell Karuma town Council Kiryandongo district.
They also critically injured Safina Chandiru who is currently admitted in
critical condition nursing severe wounds at Kiryandongo General Hospital. She
sustained deep cuts on the head, face, both hands and stomach.
Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network that
the suspects on February 9, 2021 raided the homes of the deceased persons and
hacked them to death before they varnished to yet an unknown destination.
the deceased persons of being behind the disappearance and murder of their
young brother identified as Innocent Opio.
Opio disappeared from their home on February 4,2021 and later his body was
found floating on river Karuma near the construction site of Karuma Hydro Power
Dam on February 9,2021.
retrieving the body, his relatives rushed and attacked the deceased persons
accusing them of being behind the death of Opio hacking the trio to death.
According to Hakiza,
Police and other security operatives have since been hunting for the suspects
who vanished after killing the deceased persons.
He says on
Thursday and Friday this week, a team of security operatives comprising of the
police and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF- managed to apprehend
the 38 suspects who participated in the killing of the three people.
arrested from different parts of Kiryandongo where they were hiding since the
immediately whisked to Kiryandongo central police station where they are
currently being detained pending further interrogations as the hunt for other
suspects who participated in the brutal murder of the trio is ongoing.
He says once
police investigations are done, the suspects will be taken to court to be accordingly charged with murder .