Primary school teacher hacked by unknown assailants in Rubanda

Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate.

RUBANDA, UGANDA: Police in Kigezi Region are investigating a case of suspected murder after a primary school teacher at Ihunga Primary School in Rubanda District was found dead after allegedly being hacked by unknown assailants on Thursday evening.

The deceased has been identified as James Agaba, 40, a resident of Nshanjare Cell, Nshanjare Ward of Nshanjare Town Council in Rubanda District.

According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, it is alleged that the deceased on Thursday, May 18, left his wife Janet Twinomujuni at home and went to Nshanjare Trading Center where the wife allegedly followed him to get food for her pigs but left the trading centre at around 8 pm.

Some local residents told police that the deceased was at the bar of Sostine and left at around 10 pm heading home but according to the wife, he never reached home that night only to discover him dead by morning.

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“The wife of the deceased told police that she waited for the husband to return home but all in vain and suspected that he had slept somewhere else. She further claimed that Agaba did not sleep at their home most of the time,” Maate said while addressing journalists on Friday afternoon.

“On Friday morning the wife of the deceased went to Nshanjare Trading Centre to look for the husband and she was told that Agaba was seen in the garden dead with multiple injuries,” he added.

Maate noted that police visited the scene of crime where a postmortem was immediately done and the body handed over to the relatives for burial as investigations into the murder case and hunt for the assailants continue.

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