55 year old man strangled to death
Police in Sheema district are investigating circumstances under which a 55 year old man was reportedly strangled to death.
Martial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Joseph Mwerwaneho alias kikwine a resident of katwe cell kyabandaala ward, Sheema central division in Sheema district.
It is alleged that during Wednesday night, the deceased Mwerwaneho was attacked from his house by unknown people who strangled him to death.
The following morning at around 8 am, Twinomugisha Jolly, a friend to the deceased together with her daughter, a one Moreen came to pick clothes at Mwerwaneho’ s house but found the door locked from outside and the window open, tried to call him but no response.
Tumusiime said that Twinomugisha alerted the neighbours and on peeping through the window, they saw a dead body of Mwerwaneho with a rope besides him.
He added that the deceased’s body had marks around the neck and although his body was found lying down on the mattress with no rope around the neck but a piece of rope was found lying besides the body and another piece tied up on the roof pole.
The body of the deceased has been conveyed to Kabwohe Health Centre IV for postmortem and some suspects have been tracked by a sniffer dog arrested to assist police with investigations.