Kibaale police arrested one of the men over hacking to death a peasant farmer who had made a fortune out of farming.
The man who was arrested, identified as ‘Alex Asiimwe’, a 38-years-old and, is a technician by profession, and he is the residence of Muraza village, Karama sub-country, Kibbale district.
According to the initial investigations in which, it is indicated that Asiimwe murdered Tanasi Tibalyewa, 56, a resident of Muraza village, on April 16, at around 11 am.
As per the investigation, it was found that the victim took his motorcycle for repair at Kitutu trading centre on the day of the incident.
After repairing his bike, he was approached by Abigaba Maureen, a 19 years old businesswoman, who wanted tomatoes from his garden, then, he carried her on the bike, and they travelled towards his home.
As per the police spokesperson, ‘Fred Enanga’, on their way to his home, then the two were attacked by Asiimwe, who ended up hacking the victim to death.
“Unfortunately, they met Alex Asiimwe along the way to Muraza village, while armed with a panga and stick. He attacked them and tried to cut the victim but missed. They, however, fell off the motorcycle and immediately, the suspect followed the victim and hacked him twice to the head with the panga, killing him instantly,” Enanga said.
Furthermore, Enanga added that the female victim ‘Abigaba Maureen’ raised an alarm which attracted residents who mounted a search and arrested the suspect, whom they handed over to the police.
According to the reports, the suspect was jealous of the farmer over the fortune that Tibalyewa had made out of farming and that he had made several attempts in order to murder the victim.
Enanga denounced Asiimwe’s acts of cruelty and stated that the suspect would face murder and attempted murder charges.
The act was, therefore, deliberate and motivated by jealousy. The suspect is being processed on charges of murder and attempted murder.