By Bbaale Leilah
Kikuube police are holding a 30-year-old man accused of hacking his biological mother to death over land before dumping her body in a pit latrine. The suspect is Fred Monday, a resident of Ruhunga village in Ruhunga parish in Buhimba sub-county.
He is accused of brutally hacking his mother Night Nabukalu, 55 over family land around 6pm on Sunday in the same village. It is alleged that Nabukalu sold part of the family land year back and went to settle in Nalweyo village in Kakumiro district.
She, however, reportedly returned on Sunday to check on her son who occupied part of their family land. On seeing his mother, Monday immediately picked a panga and severally hacked his mother he suspected to have returned to sell the remaining land.
She sustained deep cuts on the head, chest, and neck and died instantly. Monday dumped the body in a pit latrine and fled the crime scene. Fred Bucwa, the area LC 1 Chairperson, says that the two have for long been feuding over family land.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says that police teamed up with residents and arrested the suspect who was found hiding in a nearby bush. He was immediately whisked to Kikuube central police station, where he is currently locked up.
According to Hakiza, once police investigations are through, the suspect will be arraigned before the court to face murder charges. Police retrieved the deceased’s body from the pit-latrine and took it to Kikuibe health center IV pending post-mortem.