University Don arrested for attempted murder

KABALE, UGANDA: Police in Kabale district have arrested and detained Wilbroad Byamukama, a lecturer at Kabale University over attempted murder of Rubanda Town Council Mayor-elect Norman Tushabe.

Byamukama, 31, a resident of Murore village in Rubanda Town Council was arrested on grounds that he knocked Tushabe on Wednesday morning.

According to police, Tushabe who was knocked with a speaking Nissan Fuga registration number UBF-903L is now nursing broken legs at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.

Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region told our reporter last night that Byamukama together with another group of people accused Tushabe of assaulting his opponent John Bosco Tumwesigye.

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Tushabe had been arrested together with his agents on assault charges early in the day but was later released on police bond, angering Byamukama and his colleagues.

Maate says that after the release, Byamukama and his group threatened to deal with Tushabe and also started trailing him with a motor vehicle. But later, Byamukama reportedly found Tushane at Kishaki Catholic Parish polling station, where he ran over him with a car.

Maate says that police have preferred attempted murder charges against Byamukama after preliminary investigations revealed that the accident was intended to kill out of malice. While Byamukama is detained at Rubanda Police Station, the police are still searching for his other colleagues.

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