By Micheal Atwakiire
Sheema: Three men suspected to have masterminded the murder of famous Kabwohe businessman Emmanuel Mucunguzi, on Friday appeared before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Kagango division, Sheema municipality, for the first hearing of their case.
The accused are; Alex Ayebazibwe, Ismail Tumwebaze and William Twinomujuni.
It is alleged that the killed Mucunguzi on July 31st, 2019 while at Rushozi Ward, Ndeebo ward, Kagango division, in Sheema municipality, where the police later found his body.
Sheema District Police Commander (DPC) SP Scovia Birungi said that “According to our (police) investigations, we arrested three people. Among them is a driver who was driving Mucunguzi the day when he was killed, the person who gave Mucunguzi Shs60M on the exact day he was killed and the boy who escorted Mucunguzi from his coffee factory to board a taxi, in which he was attacked by the killers.”
SP Birungi added that according to the police phone tracking team, Mucunguzi was killed by people who were driving in a Premio car, who waylaid him on his way to Mbarara in Centenary bank to wire Shs20M to his fellow businessman in Lyantonde.
Before he was killed, Mucunguzi had received Shs60M from another fellow businessman after a business transaction. He was last seen by Kabwohe Boda-boda boys when he was boarding a Premio car whose registration number they didn’t recognize. However, a boy who was grazing cows later saw the same car stop near a swamp, before two men came out with a luggage and dumped it in a swamp. When the boy went to see what they had dumped in the swamp he was shocked to realise it was as a corpse. He immediately alerted residents who in turn called the police.
However, the three suspects weren’t allowed to take plea because the nature of there is of grave concern and can only be handled by the high court.
The Chief Magistrate grade one Patrick Bamuhiga remanded the suspects to Nyamushekyera prison until August 23rd, 2019 when they will again appear in the same court for another mention of their case.