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Suspects being escorted to Kira Magistrate Court. Courtesy Photo

Two Remanded over Murder of City Businessman Archie Rwego

Abdul Luyombo was arrested from Magamaga at his grandmother’s place where he had gone into hiding as he headed to Mayuge District with the intention of acquiring lucky charms from a witch doctor.
posted onNovember 28, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

WAKISO. The two suspects accused of murdering a city businessman Archie Rwego in Najjera, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District have been remanded to Luzira Upper Prison.

The suspects, Johnson Kisule alias Mohammed Kisakye Johnny (22) and Abdul Luyombo (24) appeared at Kira Magistrate Court on Tuesday and were charged with aggravated robbery contrary to section 285 and 286(2) and murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.

According to preliminary investigations, it's alleged that on 24th October 2018, at Mukutugumu village, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, the suspects accessed the premises of Archie Rwego, hacked him with a knife and robbed a television with a bag containing Shs300,000.

The unknown people who were armed with knives cut through the razor wire, gained access into the home by climbing the wall fence.

During the scuffle with attackers, the deceased's wife made an alarm attracting the attention of the neighbours who rushed to the crime scene.

Rwego was later found lying on the ground in a very sorry state, rushed to Najjera Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Investigations were instituted, messages sent to relevant authorities and equally news about the gruesome murder was also passed through various social media platforms hence leading to the arrest of one John Kisule who was found nursing wounds from a nearby clinic,” Luke Owoyesigyire, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman said in a statement .

“Kisule had wounds on both hands and scratches on the neck which were suspected to have been acquired through the scuffle with the deceased and the family guard dog,” he added.

Upon search at his home, a blue jean trouser and a pair of shoes covered with suspected blood stains were recovered.

Upon interviewing him, he told the police that three men who included himself, Abdul Luyombo and Papa who is still at large had entered into the home with the aim of robbing valuable assets.

Abdul Luyombo was arrested from Magamaga at his grandmother’s place where he had gone into hiding as he headed to Mayuge District with the intention of acquiring lucky charms from a witch doctor.

His house was equally searched and a pair of maroon canvas shoes was recovered stained with blood.

The suspects were all subjected to medical examination and were found to be of sound mind and samples of blood that were extracted from the exhibits recovered from search at the suspects’ homes were forwarded to Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) in Wandegeya for further examination

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