Kiira Region Police
has finally arrested the prime suspect in the murder of 25-year-old Amiina
Mutesi in Jinja District. The suspect is a teenager whose age has been withheld
by URN since she is a minor.
She is accused of
stabbing Mutesi to death while visiting her friend Amiina Babirye in Danida Village
in Walukuba-Masese Division on Wednesday night. The suspect fled into hiding
with her husband, Maurice Otim abandoning their four-year-old baby in the house
after the incident.
She was picked up from
Soweto village on a tip off by residents who saw her hiding in the bush.
According to information obtained by URN, residents surrounding the suspect and she confessed to have fled from Danina village
after stabbing Mutesi in the neck.
In her statement, the
suspect confessed to have stabbed the deceased because of mistaken identity. “I
was aiming at stabbing Mutesi’s friend Amiina Babirye who was openly flirting
with my husband in broad day light. In early March this year, neighbors tipped
me off and I found Babirye sleeping with my husband and this incident sparked
off my anger to date,” her statement reads in part.
Abby Ngako, the Kiira
Region Police spokesperson, says the suspect is in custody at Jinja central
police station awaiting prosecution.