Man Beheads 3 Family Members

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Police in Butaleja has arrested a man for beheading three family members over land wrangles.

Police in Butaleja has arrested a man for beheading three family members over land wrangles.
 
The suspect Mohammed Bayi (50) beheaded his wife Zaituna Bulage (28), and two minors Waibi (14) and a 10-year-old nephew.
 
A neighbour Philip Musomoka explained that Bayi was in conflict with his relatives over a 20 acre piece of land.
 
Bayi, who is the family heir, had strongly objected to suggestions by some family members that they sell the land which is collectively owned by the family.
 
Shocked and angry villagers started hunting for Bayi as soon as they learned of his actions on Tuesday.
 
Bayi went into hiding in a forest as the charged mob torched his house and vandalised his gardens.
 
Alex Wabwiire, Butaleja District police Commander, says Bayi was found hiding in a tall tree in a nearby forest.
 
Wabwiire says investigations into the murders have started.

Bayi is a resident of Nasikili south village in Busolwe town councilm Butaleja district.