KANUNGU –Police in Kanungu district are currently investigating the tragic death of 77-year-old Teopista Tibabuza, a resident of Group Farm Cell in Kibiimbiri Parish, Kihihi Sub-County.
According to Asp Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, the lifeless body of the deceased was discovered in her bed by Pastor Tumugabe Gerald during a fellowship visit.
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This incident occurred on November 20, 2023, around midday at Group Farm B Cell when Pastor Tumugabe arrived at Teopista’s home for prayer and found it locked after calling without any response, he inquired with a neighbor, Peace, wife of Ndagije, who mentioned not having seen Teopista. The pastor, noticing a small opening at the back door that Teopista used, discovered her lifeless body upon entering.Maate disclosed that Upon further investigation, it was discovered that she had recently sold a garden of maize, though the amount remained unspecified.
Maate adds that the matter was reported to police by John Mugisha, the son-in-law and the body was found lying on the left side at the edge of the bed, displaying a swollen eye with bruises and fresh scratch marks indicating strangulation on the neck.
Additionally,Maate informed journalists that the scene of the crime was visited, a postmortem was conducted on-site, and the body was subsequently handed over to relatives for a dignified burial and investigations into the matter have been initiated and a case has been registered at Kihihi Police station under reference number CRB 403/2023.