21 February 2013

Uganda: Three Held for Killing, Burying Brother Secretly

Two brothers and their sister are being detained in Kabale Police Station in connection with the murder and secret burial two years ago of their brother, Joseph Buryahika, in Katenga village Kamungaguzi sub-county.

The three suspects, who are the elder siblings of the deceased, were identified as Asaph Arinda 31, Joseph Ahumuza 28 and their sister Avia Ahayorugyendo aged 38.

The southern regional Police spokesperson Ally Maate said the three are suspected to have killed Buryahika, buried him secretly and then claimed that he had joined the UPDF in February 2012.

Their relatives became suspicious when they approached them and the local leaders to help them share the family property amongst themselves.

When the relatives insisted on knowing the whereabouts of Buryahika, one of the suspects allegedly revealed that he died some time back and they should proceed to share the property without him.

This prompted the relatives and the local leaders to mount a search that led to a family tree plantation 30 metres away, where they discovered a grave in which they suspected Buryahika was buried.

They exhumed it and found it to be that of Buryahika and pounced on the three but were saved by the intervention of the Police.

The body was taken to Kabale hospital for postmortem.

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