The territorial police of Kamuli are investigating the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of a 41-year-old man.
The deceased has been identified as Amuza Kyakulaga, resident of Busana zone, Nabirumba parish, Nabwigulu Sub-county in Kamuli district.
It is alleged that on August 9, 2022 at around 7:30pm, two unidentified people riding a motorcycle with a flat tire came to the deceased’s home requesting for a pressure pump.
However, Kyakulaga ordered his daughter-in-law to get the pump from the house and remained outside with the men and suddenly a third assailant joined them and handcuffed him.
Busoga North Police Spokesperson ASP Michael Kasadha said the daughter-in-law was then informed by the trio that the deceased was being taken to Kamuli CPS.
On August 10, the deceased’s relatives mounted a search for him at various police stations in vain. However at around 6pm, slippers suspected to belong to the deceased were found dumped under a tree with blood stains.
The case of kidnap was immediately reported to the police who intensified the search that led them to a newly dug grave in a sugarcane plantation.
The deceased’s body was found tied in a white sack inside the grave together with a knife suspected to have been used in the gruesome murder.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased had long-standing land wrangles with his family members and neighbours.