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Police Net 3 Who Killed Reverend, Cut Off His Head And Hid It

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Police in Bukwo district have arrested three suspects who participated in the controversial murder of Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years on October, 29, 2018 in East Elgon Forest, Grapevine has learnt.

It’s alleged that four residents of Kapukorosoi village in Bukwo District have been sending their cattle to East Elgon Forest to freely graze without anybody attending to them and on the fateful day, the four including Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years had information that there

are people who are stealing their cattle from the forest and selling them.

The four decided to go to the forest to verify the allegations whether it’s true or not. When they reached the forest they ran into cattle thieves and three of Rev. Augustine’s colleagues started chasing them while making an alarm. So, the Reverend opted to drive the animals back home. The alarm his colleagues made attracted nine local residents armed with machetes who responded and on entering the forest; they met the Reverend driving the cattle and mistook him to be a cattle thief.

They beat him, striped him naked, cut off his head and hid it.

When the Reverend’s colleagues returned, they met the nine and explained to them what had happened and they inquired whether they had seen him.

The nine expressed ignorance of the Reverend’s whereabouts. The three decided to go up to the trading center where they held a meeting and when the nine realized that they had killed an innocent person, they started disappearing one by one.

The Locals accepted to work with the Police to arrest the nine who murdered the Reverend and so far three suspects have been arrested and confessed to the murder. The three suspects took Police to where they had hidden the head of the Reverend and it was recovered. Yesterday (31/10/2018), the headless body was brought from Kitalein Kenya where it was in mortuary and joined together with the head. The three suspects that have been arrested are Chelop Alfred, Chesur Andrew, Kiplungant Peter.Police is still tracing for the six suspects who are on the run.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Pastor Yiga Charged, Remanded For Spreading Harmful Propaganda On Coronavirus…

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Controversial Kawaala based Revival church pastor Augustine Yiga alias Abizaayo has been charged and remanded to prison over uttering harmful propaganda that there is no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa in general.

State alleges that on 27th March 2020, Yiga told different local televisions that there is no coronavirus and African leaders are only sending their citizens in panic for their own personal benefit.

Yiga, who was before Mwanga one grade one magistrate Timothy Lumunye denied the charges and his lawyer Wilberforce Kayiwa applied that their client be released on bail. His lawyer told court that Yiga is suffering from diabates which means he has to see doctors regularly. Kayiwa further told court that his client has over eight children to look after and he is a recognized senior pastor with an address. He presented three sureties to stand for him, however his application was strongly challenged by state prosecutor Safina Bireeke who told court the applicant didn’t produce sufficient evidence like medical documents showing that he is a sick man.

She also protested that the sureties produced by Yiga were just junior pastors in his church who court cannot rely on that they will force him to come back to court when he is needed.

She further submits that police is still investigating the matter and if court releases Yiga on bail, he will intervene with the investigations. The magistrate promised to give her ruling on Yiga’s application on 04th of April this year and remanded him to Kitarya prison. He however advised Yiga’s followers to learn to implement the cautions put in place by the Ministry of Health includes distancing themselves.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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We Want You To Pay 1 Billion For Lowena’s Seven Teeth, Split Jaw And Damaged Nerves – Lawyers Drag IGP Ochola To Court Over His Reckless Officers

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Martin Okoth Ochola the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is in trouble after being served with a letter asking him to pay Shs. 1bn or be taken to court over negligence.

Mulindwa Associates and Company Advocates, acting on behalf of Racheal Lowena Nkya and Irene Nakachwa who were shot during the scuffle between Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement, Uganda police and city traders have given Ochola an ultimatum.

“Lowena clad in a school uniform was shot in the mouth on her way back to school with her mother Nakachwa. Efforts to put the victims on one of the police vehicles for quick medical attention were frustrated by officers on duty who instead teargassed the people who carried the victims an act that was inhuman. The good Samaritan put them on a bodaboda motorcycle and transported them to Mulago Hospital Causality,” a letter reads in parts. Lawyers explained to Ochola that preliminary medical examinations and reports indicate that Lowena lost seven teeth, a split her jaw and her nerves were damaged by the bullet wounds.

 

The mother also suffered a broken bone around the elbow with a blood clot.  The lawyers also pined the policemen on duty that day that they used unnecessary force when they shot live bullets in crowded places.

They added that the policemen were extorting money from the traders and when they refused, they decided to shot at them. The bullets caught their clients who were passing by to board a taxi to school.

With the above explanation, the lawyers concluded that Uganda Police should pay Shs. 50m for medical expenses for Lowena and Shs. 10m for medical expenses for her mother. The lawyers further demand for shs1bn for damages for both of their clients. They noted that police’s negligence has caused their clients permanent disability from the bullet wounds, trauma and inconvenience to Lowena’a studies as an S.6 candidate and the physical anguish.

“We are to pursue you legally if you do not comply or the least remorsefully reach out to the family to apologise or chip in on the medical bills as mitigation factor,” the letter reads in conclusion. The Grapevine has learnt that after receiving the letter, Ochola today visited the sick people at Mulago hospital.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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VIDEO: Police Arrests Couple Who Flogged 66-Year-Old Grandy For Trying To Bewitch Them…

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Police mouthpiece Fred Enanga has said that they have arrested Lukia Atungire (38) and Vicent Kamukama (40) who recently appeared in a video caning an old woman mercilessly.

The arrested flogged Maria Kyomugisha (66) accusing her of bewitching them.

The two, who after flogging Maria reported her to Bushenyi police station allege that they caught her red handed on 1st March, 2020 at 6:00pm in Lukia’s Banana plantation with voodoo that included a skull of a human being and a head of a bird. They quickly suspected that she was trying to bewitch them and taught her a lesson.

Enanga says that the two will be charged with torture.

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