25 year old man assaulted to death in Kabale

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KABALE– The Police in Kabale district are investigating circumstances under which a 25 year-old- man has been assaulted to death.

Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson has identified the deceased as Elijah Niwebyona, a resident of Murambo village in Buranga parish, Kamuganguzi Sub-county in kabale district.

Maate said that the case of murder was reported by Enid Kyarugaba 56, a resident of the above address that her son Niwebyona was discovered dead at Rwakihirwa river in Rwakihirwa village on Friday at around 2pm.

Police at first registered a of sudden death and the body was taken by the said mother to her home for burial arragements claiming that her son has been a serial drunkard who must have died of alcohol.

Maate also noted that as the family was preparing for the burial on Sunday morning, information was received that Niwebyona was beaten on allegation of stealing a bicycle which prompted his uncle Rtd Lt. Tinka to divulge the same to Kabale Central Police Station.

He added that a report of murder was registered, scene was revisited, body was found with a fresh cut on the right leg, bruises on the arms, chest, stomach and legs.

Mattes adds that the body was retrieved from the home and taken to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination and that inquiries are at hand to identify the suspects and have them arrested for prosecution.