MURDER OF INDIAN NATIONAL IN KABALE: 6 TO BE CHARGED
By Libino Byamukama
The Kisoro chief Magistrates court led by his worship Komakech Kenneth has committed six suspects connected to the murder of 24-year-old Patel Kumar Kuntaj to Kabale high court.
Kuntaj was shot by Gumisiriza Elioda, a police officer in Kisoro municipality during a broad light assassination on the 27th of October 2022.
He was then immediately rushed to St Francis hospital Mutolere where he was later pronounced dead.
Six suspects connected to the heinous act have since been arrested and appeared before the Kisoro chief Magistrates court for the last time today.
They include A1- Gumisiriza Elioda, A2- Ntiziyaremye Benard alias Lampard, A3- Nyabagabo Gard, A-4 Charles Nteziyaremye, A-5 Ntibakunze Godfrey aka Kafero and A-6 Hatel patel.
The Kisoro chief Magistrates court state prosecutor, Ainomugisha Christopher stated that investigations are complete and prayed that all suspects be taken to high court in Kabale.
The Kisoro Chief Magistrate, Komakech Kenneth read that both suspects are charged with two counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
He also noted that investigations indicate that Hatel Patel, an Indian and businessman in Kisoro municipality, was the chief facilitator of the killing.
According to Komakech, Hatel Patel hired Godfrey to kill Patel Kuntaj due to business wrangles. However, Godfery aka Kafero also hired Nteziyaremye Charles, Ntenziyaremye hired Nyabagabo Gard, he also hired Nteziyaremye Bernard who lastly hired Elioda at 20 million shillings.
Komakeck also revealed that Hatel Patel used to meet with four other suspects in one hotel in Kisoro municipality to discuss how to end the life of Kuntaj and used to facilitate them with huge chunks of money.
Other details indicate that a local herbalist was hired to finish the mission through local science but failed which prompted the Indian to buy motorcycles to use in completing the mission as first as possible before Elioda was given a bonus of 6 million out of 20 million promise to use a gun.
He noted that all evidence required including mission motorcycles, call voice notes, projectors of SMG, Magazines and several rounds of ammunition have been collected.
Meanwhile, trusted sources indicate that this matter is likely to be among many others that will be heard in May when the Resident Judge will be sitting in Kisoro for 40 days in order to pay attention to the district that has registered more cases in the high court, Kabale.