Man Murders Grandfather Using an Axe
Police in Ibanda are hunting for a 28-year-old man who allegedly killed his grandfather with an axe over the weekend.
The suspected killer, who is currently on run, has been identified as Elias Turyaheebwa.
The LC I chairperson of Kamwiri village in Kiijonjo ward in Rwenkoobwa Town council, Nazarious Kanyeihamba confirmed that Turyaheebwa killed his grandfather Mzee Fred Baryamujura on allegations that he (Fred) had used charms on his (Elias’) pregnant wife who recently died.
“Turyaheebwa got annoyed, timed his grandfather having lunch at 1.00 pm forced the door open, found him in the dining room and hit him on the head two times using an axe. Baryamujura fell down on floor and started bleeding too much,” Kanyeihamba said.
The family members raised the alarm which attracted several people who rushed the deceased to Rwenkoobwa Health centre II where he was announced dead on arrival.
Turyaheebwa has since fled from the scene and police are still hunting him.