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Body’s identity still unknown

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd August 2009 03:00 AM

THE Police have not yet identified of the body of a man they recovered last week.

By Steven Candia

THE Police have not yet identified of the body of a man they recovered last week.

The body is believed to be that of Johnson Tukamuhebwa, the Kikuubo businessman who has been missing for over a month.

The Police were by yesterday still awaiting a DNA test result from the Government analytical laboratories.

“We are still waiting for the results of one more test,” spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said.

The body was recovered from Buwama in Mpigi district. It was exhumed over the weekend from the site where it had been buried by the fishermen after no one claimed it days after being washed ashore at the Bujako landing site despite numerous radio announcements.

Tukamuhebwa’s relatives paid for the test.

“We want the results of the DNA tests to ascertain that he is the one. The body structure and the nails look like his, but we must confirm with tests,” Tukamuhebwa’s brother, James Barugahare, said at the weekend.

The media had earlier reported that the body was Tukamuhebwa’s.

Meanwhile, the Police has arrested two suspected fraudsters who attempted to con the National Water and Sewerage Corporation director, Dr. William Muheirwe, of huge sums of money on the pretext that they had information on a murder plot on him.

Thomas Ruhangarinda and James Nasasira were arrested at the weekend after the Police established that their claim was a plot to rip off the water boss.

By yesterday, the duo was still being held at the Kampala Central Police Station.

“We are holding them on the charges of giving false information and conspiracy to commit a felony,” Nabakooba said at the weekly press briefing.

Body’s identity still unknown

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