Crime & Investigation

TEARGAS: Crime Preventers Kill 30 Year Old, Locals Reject the Body

Police deployed heavily on the Mbarara Ntungamo road which was being blocked by angry residents

Police yesterday Monday deployed heavily along the Mbarara- Ntungamo road which was blocked by angry relatives and neighbors of a murdered resident.

30 year old David Muganzi late last week is said to have been beaten to death by police crime preventers during a night operation.

The deceased was a resident of Nyakaguruka village, more about http://davescheapbikes.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader-skin.php Rugando Sub County in Rwampara Mbarara district, but was selling charcoal in Kisenyi cell, Mbarara municipality.

Last week on Tuesday, Muganzi was according to relatives, arrested by crime preventers at around 1: 00am while coming from a party in Kisenyi.

The crime preventers attached to Mandela Police Post in Kakoba Division Mbarara reportedly asked for Shs 20,000 but he declined to give it to them.

The then started beating him severely and left him unconscious.

Muganzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital by good Samaritans, where he was found to have bled internally and had multiple wounds.

David Muganzi was reportedly beaten and killed by Police crime presenters

David Muganzi was reportedly beaten and killed by Police crime presenters

According his cousin sister Priscilla Kyobutungi, he was operated and he remained unconscious until Saturday January 21st when he died.

Kyobutungi says while recording statements at Mbarara Police station, she was ordered by a top police officer to state that Muganzi was knocked by a speeding motorcycle.

She says however that she contacted the local Police Professional Standards Unit which in liaison with the hospital confirmed that the deceased was battered.

Consequently, three crime preventers and two police officers were arrested and detained to assist in the investigations.

The crime preventers were identified as Emily Tusiime, Fabregas Herbert, and Herbert Nuwamanya while the police officer were’t named.

These were however released shortly afterwards and only Fabregas remains in detention.

Meanwhile in protest, the relatives of the deceased refused to collect the body from the Mortuary, but police drove it and dumped at their home in Kinoni on Saturday evening.

On departure, locals turned riotous and blocked the Mbarara-Ntungamo road which forced the police to unleash teargas to disperse them.

Kyobutungi says Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magezi later sat with the family and asked them to go to Mbarara and pick Shs 1million to help with the funeral.

The DPC also promised to clear the medical bills amounting to Shs. 2.8 million; but only left them with Shs. 300,000.

Trouble however, resumed yesterday before the burial when the DPC refused to hand over the original postmortem report to the family, which prompted the locals to turn violent again and teargas resumed.

Mbarara RDC speaking at the funeral

Mbarara RDC speaking at the funeral

This compelled Mbarara Resident District Commissioner Capt. Martha Asiimwe to intervene. She personally delivered the original copy of the postmortem and apologized before the locals about the incident.

She also handed Shs. 1million to the family to help with the burial, which commenced late in the evening.

David Muganzi, son to Eliab Mugisha left behind 4 children and 2 widows; Nice Katusime and Marion Ninsima.

Capt. Martha promised the family that all those involved in the murder will the arrested and brought to book.

 

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