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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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Police Kills 3 Armed Robbers Who Tried to Rob Businessman On Gunpoint

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The car that the robbers were using

Police Flying Squad Unit in Jinja have killed three armed robbers that attempted to rob a businessman at Masese, Jinja municipality.
According to Dina Nandauwula, the PRO Kira Region, the robbers were traveling in a premio Reg. No. UAP 449S and armed with AK 47 assault rifle.
The AK 47 rifle and the Toyota premio have been recovered and the assailants’ bodies have been taken to Jinja Hospital mortuary.
Only one of the deceased has been identified as Lukwago, others are yet to be identified.

Additional reporting from Uganda Police

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Aruu County MP Survives Death By A Whisker In A Nasty Accident

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Hon. Odonga Otto

Aruu County MP Hon. Odonga Otto was this morning involved in a motor accident along Kampala-Gulu highway and Katuugo area, the Grapevine has learnt.

 

Hon. Odonga Otto’s Prado  registration number UBA 832S knocked a trailer registration UAV 837 J and UAD 991Q which hat over turned on the high way. Police quickly rushed at the scene and the legislator was transferred to Bishop ceaser Asili hospital in Luwseero for medical treatment  ahead of plans to air lift to kampala for X- Ray examination await.

 

This is another accident of a legislator  reported along this route after that of Lubaga south MP Hon. Kato Lubwama with other survived as they came from Hon. Kyagulanyi SSentamu Robert alias Bobiwine’s bail hearing in Gulu along the same route on the 26th August 2018

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Kapchorwa Bus Death Toll rises To 21

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Residents stare at the wreckage of the minibus.

Two more people have died from wounds as a result of Yesterday’s bus accident in Kapchorwa District in eastern Uganda which claimed 19  bringing the death toll to 21.

“The death toll has increased to 21 from 19. The two victims who were rushed to Mbale hospital died this morning,” police tweeted on Wednesday.

The accident happened at about 6pm Tuesday, a loud bang, splintering glasses and a strange whirring of a vehicle engine sent echoes across Towei hill in Kongowo Village, Kongowo Parish in Kapsinda Sub-county in Kapchorwa District.
The residents knew something tragic had befallen them again. True to their fears, some 19 lives had been lost in the accident after the bus they were travelling in rolled over four times on the Kapchorwa-Mbale highway.

The 200-metre steep slope, an infamous black spot, lies only a kilometre away from Sipi Falls.
At the scene, a mangled minibus lay in the middle of the tarmac, blocking traffic on either side of the road. Bodies of some of the victims were picked from the drainage as police and residents cut through the bus wreckage to retrieve some people trapped in what remained of the bus.

The bus belonging to Kiryandongo Technical Institute was carrying staff members of National Cooperative Business Association, a non-governmental organisation supported by the United States of America, operating in Masindi and Kiryandongo districts.
Police said the bus was heading to Mbale Town from the popular Sipi Falls, where the occupants had gone for tour.

The Sipi region police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika, said although they were still investigating the incident, preliminary findings indicated the driver lost control of the bus due to brake failure.
“The bus was carrying 25 staff. Twenty have been confirmed dead so far but we are still counting,” he said, adding that the travellers had gone to tour the spectacular Sipi Falls after the end of their three-day workshop at Wash and Wills Hotel in Mbale

Mr John Masanga, a witness, said the driver of the minibus was not speeding when the accident occurred.

“The driver tried to negotiate the corner but failed,” Mr Masanga said.
Mr Taitika said the injured were admitted to Kapchorwa Hospital and Muyembe Health Centre 1V in critical condition.
He said the identities of the deceased had not yet been established. However, a witness, Milton Erimia, said two tour guides – both residents of Kapchorwa – Rajab, 17, and Mande, 23, had also perished in the accident.

A business card that a witness, only identified as Yoxy, picked from the accident scene was of Moses Nyipir. It showed that he worked as a youth entrepreneurship adviser, Kiryandongo, for the National Cooperative Business Association.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Kapchorwa and Bulambuli mortuaries.
Police and a section of residents yesterday said many drivers who are not familiar with the hilly and treacherous terrain of Kapchorwa find difficulty.

By Remmy Atugonza

 

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