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Multi-murder suspect re-arrested

Rakai.

Police in Rakai District have re-arrested a multi-murder suspect over claims that he threatened to kill his family and some residents of Bigando village in Ddwaniro Sub-county.

The arrest follows protests by the deceased’s family members and residents last week who stormed the LCI offices and Buyamba police post calling for action against the suspect.

The suspect, 50, has for long been accused of threatening to kill his family members over a land dispute and the residents for meddling in his family matters.

He was recently released from Masaka Government Prison where he was jailed for two years in connection with the hacking to death of his mother and sister on September 2, 2012.

The incident followed a dispute over family land.
Those reportedly killed by the suspect include Nzerameresi Nyegaramire, 96, and his sister Denavensi Nuwabiine, 48.
Ms Judith Nabukenya, 45, a sister survived death after escaping out of the house.

However, the suspect was released by the High Court in Masaka on bail and he returned to Bigando.
But Mr Maurice Niyonzima, the officer in-charge of the operations, said they had received several complaints from the family members concerning threats from the suspect.

Mob justice
Initially, Mr Niyonzima said police arrested the suspect for safe custody after the residents threatened to lynch him, but later charged him with threatening violence.
“He will be arraigned in court again anytime once our investigations into the matter are completed,” he said.

SOURCE: DAILY MONTIOR

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