Police in Rukungiri is investigating grounds under which an LC1 Chairperson killed his 27 year old wife over food.
The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate identified the deceased as Madina Elizabeth Nuwamanya, resident of Kakyibaya A, Southern Ward, Kebisoni Town Council in Rukungiri district.
According to the police spokesperson, the suspect is a 40 year old Evaristo Musinguzi, the village chairperson of the same area and husband to the deceased.
“It’s alleged that on 21st December 2021 at around 11:00pm, the deceased picked a quarrel with the husband/suspect over served food that was left in the house without locking it which Evaristo claimed could have been poisoned.” Police says.
The quarrel ended up in a fight which attracted a number of neighbors and residents where by the deceased was pushed by the husband making her to hit her forehead on a cemented verandah.
The residents forced the suspect to take her for medication and as he was calling for a vehicle, the wife was confirmed dead by a nearby nurse.
‘Evaristo the suspect thereafter handed himself to Kebisoni Police Station and a case of murder by assault was recorded on reference number 03/22/12/2021.” Elly maate added on.
The scene of crime was visited by the DCID/O, CIO, SOCO, a team of detectives and other personnel who took the body to Rwakabengo Health Center III for postmortem.
Maate revealed that the suspect Evaristo Musinguzi was picked from Kebisoni and is currently being detained at Rukungiri CPS for further management.
The murder offence has since been recorded at Rukungiri CPS vide CRB 1673/2021 as investigations carry on.
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