Police in Kibaale have arrested Alex Asiimwe, a 38-year-old technician for the gruesome murder by hacking of Tanasi Tibalyewa, a 56-year-old farmer of Muraza village, who had made a fortune out of farming.
According to Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, on April 16, at around 11am, the victim (Tibalyewa) took his motorcycle for repair at Kitutu trading centre.
After the repair, he was approached by Abigaba Maureen, who wanted tomatoes from his garden.
“He carried her on the motorcycle and they rode towards his home. However, they met Asiimwe armed with a panga and stick.”
Enanga said Asiimwe attacked them and tried to cut the victim but missed.
They fell off the motorcycle. The suspect followed the victim and hacked him twice to the head with the panga, killing him instantly.
“The female victim Abigaba Maureen, raised an alarm which attracted residents. They mounted a search and arrested the suspect whom they handed over to police,” he said.
Enanga revealed that the suspect in this case was rife with jealousy and rage over the fortune that the victim made out of farming, saying 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,” said Enanga.