Four Arrested at Butebo Police Station for the Murder they Went to Report

Four suspects are in police custody in Butebo Central police station for alleged murder. 

The suspects are Daniel Bayi, 49, Godfrey Nduga 36, Peter Nawuyi 31 and John Kuizio Lazarus.

Samuel Semeo, the North Bukedi region Police spokesperson, told Uganda Radio Network that they are accused of murdering 43 year Godfrey Kumbayine, a resident of Nasuleta village, Nasuleta Parish, in Butebo District on February 8th, 2022 at around 7:30pm. 

According to Semewo, the suspects were jointly arrested after they went to make a report at Butebo central police station about an “unknown person’s murder”.

He says, police detained them before visiting the crime scene, for detectives saw a sign of crime guilt in them.

“Our preliminary investigations indicate that, the suspects had earlier on Wednesday escorted the deceased to Nasuleta trading center, where they always socialize in the evening”.

Semeo told URN that from the scene, police recovered a metallic pipe stained with blood and pieces of broken bricks.

He explains that before the murder of Kambuyine, (the deceased), he was allegedly accused of being responsible for the death of three people who were relatives of the suspects.

Alice Webuya, a relative of the deceased says the suspects came at midday on Wednesday to the deceased’s home and asked him to take up some work to the trading centre, were Kambuyine met his death.

According to police, most of the cases reported in Bukedi North region are of murder and suicide related issues.

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