kibaale Gruesome Murder of a 56 Year Old Farmer (1)
A 38-year-old resident of Muraza village, Karama sub-county, Kibaale district, named Asiimwe Alex, is being held by the Territorial Police for the gruesome murder by hacking of Tibalyewa Tanasi, a 56-year-old peasant farmer from Muraza village. FILE PHOTO

Kibaale regional police have arrested Technician Asiimwe Alex, 38, a resident of Muraza village, Karama sub-county, Kibaale district, for the gruesome murder of Tibalyewa Tanasi, 56, a farmer living in Muraza village.

The Territorial Police in Kibaale, has in custody a Technician, identified as Asiimwe Alex, a 38-year-old resident of Muraza village, Karama sub-county, Kibaale district, for the gruesome murder by hacking of Tibalyewa Tanasi, a 56-year-old peasant farmer of Muraza village.

According to Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, the deceased had made a fortune out of farming and out of jealousy, Assimwe hacked him to death.

Enanga explained that on April 16th at around 11am, the deceased while at the trading centre, he was approached by a one Abigaba Maureen, a 19-year-old businessman, who wanted to buy tomatoes from his garden.

He was prompted to carry Abigaba on to his motorcycle towards his home where the garden was but while on their way, Assimwe attacked them with a panga and aimed it at Tibalyewa’s head leaving him dead.

“The facts gathered indicate that on the 16.04.2022 at around 11am, the victim took his motorcycle for repair at Kitutu trading centre. After the repair, he was approached by Abigaba Maureen, a 19-year-old businessman, who wanted tomatoes from his garden. He carried her on the motorcycle and they rode towards his home.”

“Unfortunately, they met Asiimwe Alex, along the way to Muraza village, while armed with a panga and stick. He attacked them and tried to cut the victim but missed. They however, fell off the motorcycle and immediately, the suspect followed the victim and hacked him twice to the head with the panga, killing him instantly,” Enanga explained.

He added that the female victim Abigaba Maureen raised an alarm which attracted residents and upon mounting a deep search, they arrested the suspect whom they handed over to police.

Enanga however, condemned the gruesome act saying that it was premeditated by jealousy because the deceased was progressing in farming. He revealed Assimwe had earlier plotted several attempts to murder the deceased.

“We strongly condemn such acts of brutality. The suspect in this case was rife with jealousy and rage over the fortune that the victim made out of farming. He had plotted several attempts to murder the victim. The act was therefore, pre-meditated and motivated by jealously. The suspect is being processed on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder,” Enanga added.