Police hold four over death of businessman


Police in Mpigi District on Tuesday detained four people over killing a prominent businessman in Katende Trading Centre, Kiringente Sub-county.

The officer in charge of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence at Mpigi Police Station, Ms Rose Natukunda said, they arrested the wife to the deceased, a parish chief in Kiringente Sub-county and two other suspects.

“Our investigations are in top gear and they will help us to reveal the truth over this murder case,” she added.
The suspects were arrested after residents alerted police on Tuesday night that the four were trying to transfer the stinking remains of the body at around 3 00am from the Sub-county compound where some parts of the body were buried.

Mr Ismail Mukasa, a local leader attributed the murder to a secret love affair the wife had with one of the suspects, Deus Tugabirwe.

According to him, “when the two were found behind the sub-county building by the deceased, kissing each other, I suspect, they used an opportunity of a dark night to axe him.”

During a search for other body parts, police found the deceased head wrapped in a bed sheet in a nearby banana plantation, both hands were dumped in a toilet but his legs were not found and according to police, the search continues.
Ms Rose Kikulwe, a resident told police that money was the cause of his killing.

“Her wife wanted to take the Shs. 300,000 he had collected on that day to her new lover to seal the new affair,” she said.