Tayitika developed stomach complications less than an hour after meeting his wife. Quoting preliminary findings by detectives, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says that officers searched Tayitika and found him with purple sugar-like crystals.
A woman is in police custody on allegations of poisoning her husband while
in custody at Kayunga Police Station. Rebecca Lukusi is suspected to have poisoned her husband, Habib Tayitika at Kayunga police station on Wednesday last week.
Lukusi is a resident of
Kalidasi village in
Kangulumira sub-county. According to preliminary information, Lukusi visited the police
station on Wednesday and convinced officers that she wanted to chat with her
husband who was in custody for cattle theft and obtaining money by false pretence.
Detectives allowed Lukusi to meet Tayitika in the compound where
they had a private conversation
for some minutes. Tayitika developed
stomach complications less than an hour after meeting his wife. Quoting preliminary
findings by detectives, Police
Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says that officers
searched Tayitika and found him with
purple sugar-like crystals.
He explains that
attempts to give him first aid proved futile as his condition was
fast deteriorating. They rushed him to Kangulumira
Health IV where he was pronounced dead
on Thursday morning. According to Enanga, police proceeded to Lukusi’s home where they recovered more purple sugar-like crystals and arrested her.
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Available information indicates that Tayitika was
scheduled to appear in court on Friday last week the Resident State Attorney (RSA) sanctioned
the file. However, the meeting he had with his wife on Wednesday afternoon
resulted in his demise on Thursday morning.
of the suspected poison and the deceased’s body were brought to Kampala for
examination. It is reported that Lukusi has since been moved to Ssezibwa region
headquarters as she awaits to appear in court
Detectives are currently following leads that Tayitika being
a renowned cattle trader might have felt embarrassed and asked his wife to bring him poison instead of going to court. There are also claims that the couple had
misunderstandings emanating from the deceased’s conduct, which could have pushed his wife to end his life.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.