Two men suspected to have killed city businessman, Archie Rwego have been charged with aggravated robbery and murder, and remanded to Luzira prison.
It is alleged that the two men identified as Johnson Kisule alias Mohammed Kisakye Johnny, 22 and Abdul Luyombo, 24, on October 24 this year accessed the premised of businessman Rwego at Mukutugumu village, Kira Municipality, Wakiso district and hacked him with a deadly weapon. They also robbed a Television set and a bag containing Shs 300,000.
On Tuesday, the two suspects appeared at Kira Magistrate Court and were read the charges before the Magistrate remanded them to Luzira prison. They will take plea on their next appearance in court.
Kisule and Luyombo 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 a Police statement issued on Tuesday, investigations indicate that the suspects 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 upon arrival.
Later, John Kisule who was found nursing wounds from a nearby clinic was arrested. Police say he had wounds in 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.
When Police searched Kisule’s home, a blue jean trouser and a pair of shoes covered with suspected blood stains were recovered.
He later confessed to Police that himself and two other men including Abdul Luyombo and a one Papa who is still at large had entered into the home with the aim of robbing valuable assets.
Abdul Luyombo was traced up to Magamaga his grandmother’s place where he had gone into hiding and was ultimately arrested 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 suspected blood stains.
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 suspect’s homes were forwarded Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) in Wandegeya for further examination.