The territorial police in Rukungiri have arrested five suspects to help in investigations of the alleged murder of 32-year-old Muhwezi Varesi a night watchman at Babuze Rest House and night club.
According to Elly Mate in Kigezi region police spokesperson, It’s alleged that on 18th September at around 02:00 am towards morning at Rwamahwa cell Kinyasano Ward, Western Division Rukungiri Municipality / District, while one Joseph Bwambale the manager of the above club was at his place of work, was approached by some of his customers who had just left the Rest house going to their respective homes, complained of how they were intercepted by a group of people who attempted to rob them of their belongings.
It’s further alleged that, upon receipt of the information, he called the night watchman/Askali & alerted him.
Shortly after, one of the so-called robbers was identified & seen while standing near the gate of the Rest house whereby the Night watchman managed to arrest him with the help of some of the customers.
It was at that time when his colleagues began throwing stones at the night watchman & his group with the intent to rescue their colleague that the watchman was overwhelmed & left the suspect at liberty.
As the watchman was trying to rescue himself, it was when the suspect picked a stone & used it to hit the night watchman’s head who eventually fell unconscious.
He was rushed to the Doctor’s case clinic in Rukungiri & later referred to Mbarara Referral Hospital where he died moments later.
A report was registered by the manager at Rukungiri Police Station, and the scene of the crime was visited, examined, and documented.
The body was subjected to post-mortem and five suspects were arrested for questioning.