Mbarara: Crime Preventers Kill 30Year Old With Stones

Mbarara OCCID Mbarara Jaffar Magyezi speaking to the angry residents who staged demonstrations over the murder of their colleague over the weekend.

Police in Mbarara are investigating three of their officers who are said to have murdered a 33 year old man in Mbarara Municipality.

Francis Twesigomwe a resident of Kabale, medications who was staying in Nyakaizi Kakoba in Mbarara town went missing on Friday afternoon.

His wife Jovenance Nakafero told reporters and locals on Saturday, order that one of their neighbors, a herdsman attempted to rape her and when she informed her husband, he was incensed and he attacked the herdsman and beat him up.

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The herdsman reported the matter to Nyakaizi Police Post which unleashed 2 crime preventers and a police officer to arrest Francis at his home.

Jovenance Nekafero whose husband was stoned to death

Jovenance Nekafero whose husband was stoned to death

The wife says she went to the police and paid  UGX 200,000 to settle the matter and her husband was released.

However the police officers came back demanding for an extra UGX 300,000 from Francis which he refused to pay.

On Friday morning the same officers came back and demanded for the money, compelling the deceased to run away from home toward River Rwizi as the officers chased him.

As he tried to cross the river, the crime preventers reportedly threw stones at him and injured him. He never came out of the water and his body has not been found yet.

The canoe man who claims to have witnessed the incident speaking to DPC Magezi

The canoe man who claims to have witnessed the incident speaking to OCCID Magezi

The locals who witnessed this incident told Chimpreports that the 3 officers had sticks, stones and a gun while chasing the suspected.

The angry residents and relatives held two protests since Saturday asking police to intervene in looking for the missing body but police had not taken any action. By publication time residents were still searching for the missing body.

Twesigomwe and his wife Nakafero had just got married four months back and had no child yet.

At the scene, Mbarara OCCID Jaffar Magyezi told us that the police officer and the crime preventers were in police custody and that investigations were ongoing.

The suspects are Ssengabi Waswa, Michael Ludhozi (the police officer) and Muzamilu Issa.



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