Idris Kaweesa, the father of the self proclaimed king of Ankole kingdom has been arrested following the violent fight on New Years Eve.
Kaweesa and one of his sons identified as Salim Tugume were arrested on Friday and are currently held at Mbarara Central Police Station.
It is alleged that Kaweesa and his other sons on December 31 attacked his son and self-proclaimed king Umar Asiimwe before dislodging him from Itaaba land, which they both claim is the seat of the defunct kingdom.
According to Samson Kasasira the Rwizi region police spokesperson , Kaweesa was arrested after he refused to produce some of his children who were engaged in the 31st December brawl where Asimwe lost an eye.
Kasasira said that the family is now involved in serious fights over the ownership of Itaaba land where Umar and his father Kaweesa are claiming ownership.
He added that the arrest aimed at extracting statements from him pertaining the ongoing fracas over the ownership.
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