Crime preventers arrested for murder


Police has arrested two crime preventers attached to Nyakaizi police post in Mbarara district over murder.

The two crime preventers and a police officer who was not arrested are accused of killing a one, Francis Twesigeomwe whom they reportedly pursued from his house forcing him into river Rwizi before stoning him to death.

The District Police Commander Jaffar Magyezi confirmed the development and said police had started its investigations into the case.

Ms Jovanice Nakafero, wife to the deceased, told police and residents of Nyakaizi cell that two crime preventers and a police officer chased her husband from the bathroom early in the morning as he was bathing, stoned him to death and left his body in water.

Twesigomwe had allegedly assaulted a neighbour’s shamba boy over allegations that he was trying to rape his wife.

He was taken to police and asked to pay Shs 200,000 for their treatment. However, the neighbour reportedly demanded for more Shs 300,000.

Ms Nakafero said her husband was being harassed to pay the money which he didn’t have.

The crime preventers and the police officer had reportedly been sent to demand for the money from the deceased.


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