Jinja Road Police
Division have arrested a woman identified as Evelyn Nandutu, on allegations of
killing her husband, Justus Okumu, a security guard attached to Saracen during a
Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Okumu’s body was
found about five metres from the couple’s home at Binyonyi, Nakawa Division, in
Kampala on Sunday night.
Nandutu had locked herself inside the house when she was found by Naguru police which was
the first to respond to the crime. The victim, according to Owoyesigyire, was
stabbed severally leading to his demise.
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An eyewitness who was found recording a statement at Jinja Road Police Station intimated to police
that Nandutu did not single-handedly kill her husband but seemed to have been
helped by two other men who lived in the same house.
on witness accounts, revisited the scene and picked details of the other two men
who allegedly lived with Okumu in the same house. Naguru police, in collaboration with
Jinja Police Division have this afternoon successfully traced and arrested
Okumu’s roommates, identified as Wanzala David and
Police said the suspects were found in their hideouts with clothes filled with bloodstains an indication that they could have participated in the murder.
suspect that the murder could have been ignited from the fact that Okumu accused his
colleagues of having a relationship with his wife. They also reported that Okumu abruptly
returned home to prove his suspicion and it is from the scuffle that he was
stabbed with a sharp object.
records of 2018 show domestic violence contributed to the largest number of
murders. Out of the more than 4,000 killings, at least close to 3,000 were as a
result of infidelity and property wrangles.
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.