IBANDA- Police in Ibanda district are hunting an unknown man who is suspected to have killed an elderly woman by using an axe to kill her instantly, the dreadful incident occurred last Saturday at 10.00 pm.
Mrs Babicwa Nzeera Dinah,aged 77 years, a resident of Nyabushorora in Nyakatookye ward, Bisheeshe division in Ibanda municipality met her death when an unknown man visited her on Saturday.
The stranger claimed that he was coming from Buremba sub county in Kazo district in search of herbal services because the old woman has been a renowned traditional healer in Nyakatookye ward for many years.
The District Police Commander, Ibanda, Ms. Emily Angomoku confirmed the incident and says that police are still investigating the cause of her death.
The DPC has advised the area residents to report all visitors to the local council (LC) officials within the locality.
The grandchildren of the deceased told the press that an unknown man paid a visit to their home and was demanding for herbal services which their grandmother prepared and charged her. Ms Babicwa is said to have prepared supper for the visitor who told her that he would depart the following day on Sunday.
There was shock when the family members heard their grandmother asking for help and only to find the old woman lying in a pool of blood, dead and the murder weapon, a blood-stained axe was left at the crime scene.
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