Police in Masindi have apprehended four individuals, including the wife and children of the late Dr. Abiriga Gino, the former acting Masindi District health officer.
Authorities claim the family is linked to the murder of Dr. Abiriga Gino.
The residence of the late health officer, initially thought to be a mere crime scene, has become the focal point of a detailed investigation. Contrary to earlier speculations that Dr. Abiriga could have been killed elsewhere, it appears his home was the site of the tragic incident.
As early as 10 am, a crowd had gathered, witnessing the search of Dr. Abiriga’s house.
Preliminary investigations suggested a connection between the murder and a property dispute involving the late health officer’s wife.
The search continued throughout the day, with the wife assisting in the reconstruction of the crime scene.
Masindi Resident District Commissioner, Emmy Ngabirano, expressed dissatisfaction with the wife’s initial statements.
This prompted a deeper search, revealing bloodstains and a knife with blood, leading to the arrest of everyone present in the house.
Ngabirano did not confirm who may have aided the wife in the killing, but urged the public to remain calm.
He assured that investigations were ongoing, and all culprits would face charges of murder.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, addressing a weekly press briefing in Kampala, confirmed the arrest of Dr. Abiriga’s wife to aid in the ongoing investigations.
Dr. Abiriga’s body was discovered at a neighbor’s home, with reports suggesting he was lured away from his residence under the pretext of attending to a hospital emergency.