Pastor in Isingiro Arrested for Alleged Murder

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Pastor Peterson Ndyomugyenyi, a roadside evangelist in Isingiro district is in police custody in Ntungamo district for alleged murder.

Pastor Peterson Ndyomugyenyi, a roadside evangelist in Isingiro district is in police custody in Ntungamo district for alleged murder.

Police accuse Ndyomugenyi and two other suspects identified as Keneth Buryahika and Brian Muhwezi of killing a five-year-old boy.

The pastor is said to have first kidnapped the deceased identified as Primus Aturiheihi on the December 24 and demanded for a ransom of one million shillings from Editor Kamusiime, the mother who is a resident of Ntungamo Municipality.

Kamusiime says she received calls from the kidnappers who asked for money to secure the release of her son.

Kamusiime reportedly paid the money but the kidnappers changed their statement saying that they were demanding some money from her new husband and would only release her son upon the payment of the unspecified amount of money.

The kidnappers reportedly went ahead to kill the boy and dumped the body near the Kamusiime's shop.
 
Ntungamo district police commander. Baker Kawonawo, says that the kidnappers have been working as pastors and at times obtaining money claiming to be fortune tellers.

He says the suspects could have used the deceased for ritual purposes since they made several cuts on the body.
 
He adds that Keneth Buryahika, the foster father to the deceased has been arrested on suspicion that he had a hand in the move.
  
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