Crime & Investigation

Ex Minister Nduhura Relative Killers Wanted Shs. 500,000

John Rwamutwe

Investigations kicked off in high gear last evening, salve into the dreadful murder of a Bushenyi businessman John Rwamutwe, malady who was abducted by ransom seeking bandits.

Mr Rwamutwe, approved was killed Wednesday night by unknown people who dumped the body and his car in Kyarutanga village, Kagongo Ward in Ibanda Municipality.

A team of investigators arrived at the scene from Kampala in the afternoon and together with Ibanda Police led by the District Police Commander Denis Ochama commenced the probe.

Specioza Mbabazi, a sister of the deceased, told the gathering at the crime scene that family members were contacted by Rwamutwe’s captors before they murdered him.

Specioza Mbabazi (Red) the sister of the deceased

Specioza Mbabazi (c) the sister of the deceased

She said these called Rwamutwe’s wife Mrs Monica Kebirungi Rwamutwe and asked for Shs 500,000, which she was to send on her husband’s number and she obliged.

They reportedly told her they were in Isingiro district at the moment.

The sister says the killers forced Rwamutwe to speak to his wife on the phone and convinced her to wire the money.

Once they received it, the phone went off.


Police officers at the scene tell us the fallen businessman was murdered in shocking brutality.

The body was apparently found with what’s believed to be nail holes in the back, the neck, and on the knees on top of several other wounds.

So far, three people have been arrested in relation to the gruesome murder.

FOR THE RECORD: This story previously indicated that the deceased was a relative of former Minister Richard Nduhura. But information availed to us indicates that Nduhura is no way related to Mr Rwamutwe. Our regrets. ED.


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