Police in Kibaale district has in custody a one Asiimwe Alex, for the gruesome murder by hacking of Tibalyewa Tanasi, a 56-year-old farmer.
The suspect Asiimwe, a 38-year-old technician, resident of Muraza village, Karama sub-county, Kibaale district, Muraza village is accused of killing Tibalyewa a farmer from the same village who had made a fortune out of his farm.
According to police spokesperson Enanga Fred, it is reported that on April 16th at around 11 am, the victim took his motorcycle for repair at Kitutu trading center where he was approached by Abigaba Maureen, a 19-year-old businessman, who wanted tomatoes from his garden.
He carried her on the motorcycle and they rode towards his home.
Unfortunately they met Asiimwe along the way to Muraza village while armed with a panga and stick. He attacked them and tried to cut the victim but missed.
They, however, fell off the motorcycle and immediately the suspect followed the victim and hacked him twice to the head with the panga killing him instantly.
Abigaba then raised an alarm that attracted residents. They mounted a search and arrested Asiimwe whom they handed over to the police.
According to the police, the suspect in this case was rife with jealousy and rage over the fortune that the victim made out of farming.
He had plotted several attempts to murder the victim. The act was, therefore, premeditated and motivated by jealousy.
Police says the suspect is being processed on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder.