Body Found in Missing Business Man's Car

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Police in Ibanda and Bushenyi districts are yet to confirm whether the dead body found in an abandoned car in Ibanda Municipality is that of John Rwamutwe alias Hedex, a businessman from Bushenyi who went missing two days ago.

Police in Ibanda and Bushenyi districts are yet to confirm whether the dead body found in an abandoned car in Ibanda Municipality is that of John Rwamutwe alias Hedex, a businessman from Bushenyi who went missing two days ago.
  
Rwamutwe who owns a hardware shop along Bushenyi Main Street in Central Division of Bushenyi Municipality, was reportedly kidnapped by yet to be known people and driven  in his Toyota Surf registration number UAQ 567R.
  
Rwamutwe was last seen by his son, Maxi Ahimbisibwe, whom he dropped home at around 9 pm before driving off with someone believed to be a friend but who is not known to the family.
  
Later on he was seen fighting with a group of people near Nyamushekyera Prison by warders on duty before they drove off.
  
According to Monica Ahimbisibwe, the wife to the deceased, a report was made at Bushenyi Police Station before she received a call from unknown people who later handed over the phone to her husband. She says that during the conversation with the husband, he asked her to send 500,000 shillings to his captors so that he could be released.
  
Monica Ahimbisibwe further revealed that her husband told her that he had been tortured and needed to be rescued quickly so that he goes for medical treatment. She says that she was however shocked after learning that her husband had reportedly been killed and his body left in the vehicle abandoned in Kasangura ward in Kagongo Division of Ibanda Municipality.
  
Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Marshal Tumusiime says that the businessman's family reported the incident and also informed the police about the phone calls.
  
Ibanda district police commander Denis Ochama says that the police have discovered the vehicle in question and that all he can confirm is that there is a dead body in it but says that they need time to verify if the dead body is indeed that of Rwamutwe.
  
He says that they are waiting for a team of experts from Kampala who are already on their way to Ibanda before they can open the vehicle.
  
An officer who talked to our reporter on condition of anonymity revealed that they received orders from police headquarters not tamper with the crime scene.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.