Four Prime Suspects Arrested Over Murder Of Abiriga


Police have taken four individuals into custody in connection with the murder of Dr. Jino Abiriga, the former Acting Masindi District Health Officer (DHO). Abiriga was brutally killed in the early hours of Sunday, around 2 a.m., by unidentified assailants, sustaining severe wounds to his neck, head, both hands, and his back.

The lifeless body of Dr. Abiriga was discovered under a mango tree near his gate in Kijura North cell, Central division of Masindi municipality, at approximately 6 a.m. Passersby promptly alerted the authorities upon finding the gruesome scene.

Upon receiving information about the heinous crime, the police retrieved the body, which underwent an initial examination at Masindi General Hospital mortuary before being transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for a thorough postmortem examination.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, disclosed that among the four suspects apprehended is the deceased's wife. He noted the discovery of bloodstains inside the deceased's house, while his lifeless body was found outside the gate. For the integrity of the ongoing investigation, Hakiza refrained from revealing the names of the suspects.

Emmy Ngabirano, the Masindi Resident District Commissioner, assured the public of continuous efforts by security forces to thoroughly investigate Abiriga's death. Phionah Sanyu, the Masindi Chief Administrative Officer, called on the public to place trust in the security agencies engaged in the investigation.

Expressing condemnation for the brutal manner in which Abiriga was murdered, Joab Businge, the Masindi Municipality Member of Parliament, urged the police to conduct a comprehensive investigation. Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi District LC V Chairperson, mourned the loss of a dedicated and generous healthcare worker in the district.

The apprehension of these prime suspects marks a crucial breakthrough in the quest for justice in Dr. Abiriga's tragic death, bringing hope for a thorough investigation and eventual closure for the grieving community.

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