The police are hunting for an additional 11 suspects linked to the murder of a couple over a land dispute in Mubende district.
A group of squatters attacked and killed landlady Milly Naava Namutebi, 54 and her husband Abudallah Kayizzi, 53, over a land dispute at Kirwanyi village, Kiruma sub-county in Mubende district at about 7:45am on July 31, 2023.
Ibrahim Kawuma, 21, and Muzafaru Ssekamate, 17, their two sons who were with them managed to flee with injuries. Uganda Police Force (UPF) spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists at the weekly joint security briefing at the police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala on Monday.
He informed the media that the suspects who are still at large were allegedly involved in the horrible attack and escaped after the crime. They are Sulait Serugo, Ibra Kimbugwe, Wilber Seguya, Tadeo Semulu, David Ndayisaba, John Taremwa, Beatrice Kemirembe, Annet Nakyambadde, Lamik Mpeela, Resty Nakamatte and Racheal Nakalyango.
He added that the suspects are also alleged to be part of the squatters, who were mobilised by key suspect Benjamin Tumusiime and relatives of some politicians, who were fuelling the conflict.
Enanga said the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) and the Crime Intelligence Directorate (CI) had also summoned some politicians for interrogation over alleged conspiracy and inciting violence that is said to have led to the grisly murder.
He disclosed that Kiruma sub-county LC3 chairperson Stephen Ahimbisibwe had been questioned regarding an alleged deadly conspiracy and violent provocation that culminated in the terrible death.
Five key suspects, including Tumusiime, Milly Basemeire, Job Birija, Zainab Kakaire and Prince Rukundo alias Muhwezi, were sent to Kaweri prison until September 15, 2023, after being charged in court with murder, attempted murder and accessory after the fact to murder.
The land under dispute is 3sq miles out of the 8sq.mile piece of land, situated at Buwekula Block 60, covering the villages of Kilwani, Kayunga, Lukyamuzo and Bulega in the sub-counties of Madudu and Kiruma in Mubende district.