By our reporter
Police in Rukungiri have arrested three people for allegedly poisoning their maternal uncle over land disputes.
The arrested have been identified as Tumuhimbise Tofayo, Musime Edward and Barekye Enoth residents of Nyakahanga A cell Masya parish Nyakagyeme Sub county Rukungiri District .
According to Elly Mate the Kigezi region Police mouthpiece,Early this year the deceased Bankwasa Godfrey aged 60 years old had a conflict with the three for selling his own land to drink and care for the sick mother.
The area Chairperson LC I Christopher Mugume said he intervened in their dispute and resolved that the said children had no right over the deceased’s property and a document was made to that effect for clarification.
However the chairperson said that the three were seen by residents drinking together with the deceased in his house of residence.
The chairperson told police that early in the next morning, the neighbours heard the deceased struggling for life, rushed to his door to check on him but found the door locked from outside.
He said they found the deceased already unconscious ,had foam covering his mouth and he died instantly.
Maate said that a team of personnel from Rukungiri police visited the scene and arrested the three suspects to assist in investigations.
Body was taken to Rwakabengo HCIII for Post mortem as inquiries are underway.
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