LC1 Chairperson Abducted and Murdered in Isingiro

ISINGIRO – Police in Isingiro District are currently conducting an investigation into a distressing incident involving the abduction and subsequent murder of Turyasingura Evaristo, a 47-year-old businessman who also held the position of chairperson for LC1 Rugarama cell in Kamubeizi Town Council.

Reportedly, on the 18th of August, 2023, an unidentified individual contacted the victim, Turyasingura Evaristo, extending an invitation to attend a meeting related to the MK project at Igongo Hotel. To further entice his compliance, a sum of 100,000 Ugandan shillings was transferred to his Airtel mobile money account on the 19th of August, 2023.

In the evening of the 20th of August, 2023, around 9:00 PM, the same group of individuals contacted the victim again, directing him to rendezvous at Keizibate stage along Kikagate Mbarara road. The purpose was to proceed to the aforementioned meeting. With minimal belongings packed, the victim, accompanied by his son Tuhirirwe Gidoen on a boda boda, reached the specified location.

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Upon arrival, they encountered a Toyota Wish vehicle adorned with MK project stickers and concealed license plates. As they entered the vehicle, it sped away at an alarming speed, prompting suspicion from Tuhirirwe Gidoen. Upon returning home, attempts were made to reach out to the individuals who had orchestrated the meeting and the father’s subsequent disappearance, but all attempts proved futile as their phones were inactive.

According to the official statement provided by Samson Kasasira, the spokesperson for the Rwizi Region Police, the lifeless body of Turyasingura Evaristo was tragically discovered on the 21st of August, 2023, around 5:30 PM, near Kyamusoni mile 48 along Kikagate Kitwe Road. The victim’s body was bound with ropes and the cause of death was ascertained to be strangulation using a cloth.

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Kasasira confirmed that the victim’s remains were retrieved and subsequently transported to the mortuary at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem examination.

The reasons behind this heinous act remain unknown, and despite ongoing efforts, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. The investigation continues to delve into the matter in order to bring those responsible to justice.

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