There is shock in Masindi town following the death of National Resistance Movement-NRM chairperson for Ngwedu sub-county, Buliisa district has been allegedly murdered according to eyewitness and his body dumped in Masindi town.
Robert Mukitale’s body was dumped in Nyabinyira cell, Bigando ward, Masindi municipality on Wednesday morning at around 8:30am by yet to be identified assailants.
According to Constance Katwesige, an eye witness, the assailants were driving a white premio vehicle a few meters from the deceased’s garden.
She added that Masindi police was immediately alerted who rushed and picked the body.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident adding that preliminary police investigations show that the deceased was strangled to death from somewhere else before the assailants dumped his body in Nyabinyira cell, Masindi municipality.
Hakiza says police recovered a court summon of suit Number 052/2021 of Masindi Magistrates court where a court had summoned the deceased to appear before the Masindi magistrates court [Wednesday] where he is also a complainant.
According to Hakiza, his death is suspected to have originated from a land dispute following the court summons which was recovered from the deceased’s pockets.
Hakiza added that the deceased is believed to have traveled to Masindi from Buliisa on Tuesday evening ready to attend a court session on Wednesday, having been last seen in Masindi town on Tuesday evening.