A 40-year old businessman has reportedly gone missing in Kampala after he traveled from Kamwenge to buy a tipper truck.
By Innocent Anguyo and Pascal Kwesiga
A 40-year old businessman has reportedly gone missing in Kampala after he travelled from Kamwenge to buy a tipper truck to facilitate his business.
According to relatives, Enos Tumwesigye, a resident of Kyamubinga village in Mahyoro Sub-county, Kamwenge district, travelled to Kampala on May 31, 2013 to buy the vehicle.
Tumwesigye, whose mobile phones have since been off, never returned home sparking off fears that he might have been murdered.
His father, Eriya Ndindibize, has filed a case of Tumwesigye’s disappearance at Mahyoro police post on file number 08/19/06/213.
Detective Swiiti Veni, who is investigating the case, on Tuesday revealed that police had launched a search for Tumwesigye.
“He (Tumwesigye) is one of the richest men around this place. We hope his whereabouts will be established soon because this area needs industrious people like him for development,” said Veni.
Ndindibaze said that the family was informed by his daughter-in-law that Tumwesigye had travelled to Kampala to buy a tipper truck but his phones were off.
Ndindibaze said that Tumwesigye told a friend in Kamwenge on phone that he had bought the vehicle at sh40 and was proceeding to South Sudan for an abrupt business trip.
“After buying the car he (Tumwesigye) told a friend on phone that he had been hired to ferry some items to South Sudan. He told him that he would come back as soon as possible,” Ndindibaze said.
He added that his son asked his friend not to inform his family members including his wife that he was driving his new vehicle to South Sudan.
Ndindibaze explained that he called Tumwesigye’s phones on June 4 only to be picked by three people who denied knowing him.
His brother, Allen Ninsiima, said Tumwesigye deals in agricultural produce.
According to a letter signed by Mahyoro Sub-county chairman, Kaheeru K. Juma, Tumwesigye is suspected to have gone missing between Kampala and South Sudan.
Veni further said she advised Ndindibaze to report the disappearance of his son to Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala that would eventually liaise with Interpol in a bid to establish his whereabouts.
By press time, Ndindibaze was reporting the disappearance of his millionaire son at CPS.
Ninsiima explained that Tumwesigye, who has seven children, is the sole bread winner of the family. “We are all worried because we he has a big family to take care of. It is now coming to a month since he disappeared,” she said.
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