Missing Boda Boda Motorist found Dead, 7 held

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In short
On their way back at around 11:00am, the deceased is said to have gone ahead of them and on reaching at a point called Kabaraga, he disappeared.

Kabale police are holding seven suspects in connection with the death of Jackson Rwabwera, a boda boda motorist at Kabale University stage. The suspects are Peter Agaba, Ambrose Tumwesigye, Anthony Mateeka, Joseph Namara, John Bosco Akampurira, Agrey Besigye and Nelson Muhangi Mandela, all residents of Mwanjari in southern Division.

The deceased was last seen alive with the suspects on July 13th. It is alleged that Rwabwera went drinking with the suspects at a local joint in Kaharo Sub County along the Kabale –Mbarara Highway. However, it is alleged that the deceased went ahead of the suspects but went missing.
On Monday, Rwabwera was reported missing. But his body was found in a trench at Kabaraga on Wednesday and his Bajaj Boxer motorcycle registration number UDZ 945G a few meters way.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson says the body had multiple injuries leading to the arrest of the suspects. According to Maate, prior to his death, Rwabwera had filed a case of assault against some of the suspects. According to Maate, they opened a case number CRB 2051/2014 to inquire into circumstances leading to the death of the cyclist.


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