Crime & Investigation

6 Suspected “Blood Sucking” Killers Arrested

online geneva;”>“A total of six suspects were arrested in connection to the three mysterious murders in Kakiri, information pills and all files are with Resident State Attorney for perusal,” Deputy Director Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate, ACP Aguma Joel told journalists during a press briefing at Police headquarters on Saturday.

ACP Aguma was issuing a preliminary report on murders in Wakiso, Kakiri and surrounding areas.

In the month of September, 2012, three mysterious murders happened in Kakiri town area, causing a lot of fear, resulting into panic.

Aguma said that people have gone back to their homes and are now living a normal life.

Three people who were killed are Sharon Nakyeyune, 21. She was murdered on September 14 at Mwera trading center

Henry Mutebi, 24, was killed when thugs dug a hole in his shop on September 18 Nakyelongosa trading center.

Livingstone Kalyango, 28, a herdsman in the farm of a one Bim Semwogerere, at Wagaba Trading Centre, who was found murdered in the farm on October 3.

His head and private parts are still missing to date.

Aguma said the arrested suspects include Lawrence Kafuma and Robert Kafuma over Nakyeyune’s murder.

Those suspected to have murdered Mutebi are Mike Lugyali and Jimmy Sematanda.

Aguma says they were arrested after tracking the stolen airtime they loaded on their phones immediately after the murder.

The airtime was stolen from Mutebi’s shop.

Others are Geoffrey Rwakabibi and a one Kirimanyi who have been arrested for Kalyango’s murder.

Aguma says blood stains were recovered from their shirts, and other properties.

The mysterious murders sparked off a spate of speculation, fear, panic and unrest, following media reports, especially in the areas of Wakiso, Busunju, Namayumba, Kikandwa, Mityana, Mpigi, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Masulita, Nansana, Nalukwakula, Kiterede, Kikuba-Mpanga, Gobero and Ntwetwe.

In all the above areas, people fled their homes following rumors of an alleged kinywa – musayi blood suckers.

Other stories of alleged rebels using chloroform were also being circulated around.

A team from Police headquarters was sent to the above areas on the night of October 9.

In their operation a total of 63 other suspects were arrested and jointly screened with local leaders and GISO Kakiri town council.

The Uganda Police Force has made strategic deployments in the following areas, after meeting the public: Busufu, Kikandwa,Sekanyonyi, Malangala,Kiwawu, Kikonge, Zigoti, Mayanja/Mulwana’s Farm,Ntwetwe, Jeza, Muduma, Namayumba, Masulita, Wagaba, Nampunge,Mwera, Nakyelongosa, Buwanuka, Kakiri Trading Centre, Kikuba – Mpanga, Busnju And Kamuli.

Aguma says Uganda Police Force have stepped up community policing to help reduce the tension and fear amongst the population.

“Analysis and verification of on-spot intelligence indicates no rebel activity, but only criminality,” Aguma said.

“Analysis of ground information points towards a systematic propaganda that the areas are vulnerable.”


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