A 66-year-old man in Namayingo district is in trouble for mobilizing a mob to kill his own brother.
The suspect is George Omondi who was arrested while attempting to flee from the country to neighboring Kenya, through the Busia boarder on Thursday following the murder of James Bwiire 42.
The deceased has been a prominent businessman dealing in plastics and women clothing, in the five districts of Namayingo, Busia, Bugiri, Mbale and Jinja.
However, it is alleged that Omondi stormed Bwiire’s home in Bumechi village, in Mutumba sub county, in Namayingo district on Wednesday evening and accused him of enriching himself with the aid of evil spirits.
Omondi mobilized a group of about 60 youths who stoned Bwiire to death, accusing him of being a member of the imaginary “illumanati,” spiritualist group, which was allegedly aiding him to amass wealth, as the rest of the community members languished in poverty.
Bwiire locked himself inside his house, but the angry mob set it ablaze and as he attempted to escape the glaring fire, they pelted him with stones until he breathed his last.
Busoga East’s police spokesperson, James Mubi says Omondi has confessed to his crimes and agreed to cooperate with security operatives, so as to arrest other suspects still at large.
According to Mubi, the suspect is being detained at Namayingo central police station and he will face two counts of murder and malicious damage, while Bwiire’s body has been conveyed to Buyinja health center IV mortuary awaiting postmortem.