Crime

Rwandan couple held in Kabale over murder of 83-year-old Ugandan man

Mr Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson confirmed the report on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 (Photo/Courtesy)

Kabale, (UG):- The Territorial Police in Kigezi Subregion and Kabale District are holding two suspects of Rwandan descent on suspicions of the gruesome murder of an 83-year-old man where they have been working as porters.

Mr Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson identified the couple as Kwizera Desire and his wife Uwingabire who have been working as porters for Geoffrey Twinomujuni Ntegyire, a resident of Karujabura cell, Kitumba subcounty, in the southwestern district.

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“The suspects were staying with the deceased as helpers and escaped unnoticed for what they had done, but fortunately, they were intercepted at the Bunagana border by security and, without relevant documents, were arrested, only to establish that they are the ones who murdered the old man,” he said on Tuesday morning.

It is alleged that on May 31, 2024, at around 8 p.m. at Karujabura cell at the home of the deceased, Malice, aforethought, caused his death with a hammer. After the act, she packed part of the deceased’s property and escaped, which included a mattress, an iron box, a radio, a suitcase, and a bicycle.

Maate says that the couple were on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Bunagana border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Kisoro border, trying to escape. Upon arrest, police say the two confessed to having done so because they were annoyed with the old man who always quarrelled with them in a language they could not properly understand.

“They were arrested with the above-mentioned property and, upon completion of investigations, will be arraigned before courts of law to answer charges accordingly,” Mr Maate remarked.

He says that after the arrest, they were brought back to Kabale and confessed to having done so because they were annoyed with the old man who always quarrelled with them in a language they could not properly understand.

Maate says that they were arrested with the above-mentioned property and, upon completion of investigations, will be arraigned before courts of law to answer charges accordingly.

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