Two arrested over death of Indian trader in Kikuube.

Published by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1545 EAT on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Police in Kikuube district has arrested two suspects in connection with the death of Mike Sultan, 40, an Indian trader based in Hoima district.  The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon following the death of Sultan inside Kasonga guest house in Kyangwali sub-county in Kikuube district.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson said that they managed to trace the suspects who are believed to have had a hand in Sultan’s death with the help of a sniffer dog.

According to Hakiza, Sultan is believed to have been strangled to death while in the guest house since detectives found bruises on his neck, legs and hands. He says that police conveyed the deceased’s body to Hoima city mortuary for postmortem. 

Preliminary information shows that the deceased travelled to Kyangwali on Monday to supply his clients with various items including soap, cooking oil, sugar, biscuits, and salt among others. He checked in at the guest house at around 6:30 pm on Monday evening after supplying the merchandise.  

However, the guest house management became suspicious when he failed to wake up on Tuesday morning. Edward Alinda, the supervisor of Kasonga guest house told URN that they were compelled to check what was happening to their guest only to find him lying dead on his bed.  

They immediately informed Kasonga police station, which rushed to the area.

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