POLICE in Kabale is holding a 22-year-old girl for allegedly murdering her mother''s lover
By Bwogi Buyera
POLICE in Kabale is holding a 22-year-old girl for allegedly murdering her mother's lover.
The South Western Police Spokesman, Elly Maate, confirmed the arrest and identified the deceased as Didas Abomugisha, 38, a resident of Kitoojo in Hamurwa Sub County, Kabale district.
According to Maate, Abomugisha had visited his lover, Beatrice Kenyangye, when her daughter, Syprone Ayebare, who was visiting at the time, picked up a quarrel and a fight ensued leaving the victim dead.
Abomugisha suffered fatal head injuries and could have been hit by a blunt object according to police.
"His body was then dumped in the nearby bush where a passerby discovered it the next morning," Maate said.
"We are investigating whether Ayebare acted alone as neighbours allege, or had planned it with other people."
The LC 1 chairman of the area said Kenyangye's children had been complaining that their mother was spending all family resources on her new lover.
They were also against the relationship between their mother, who is in her 50s, and Abomugisha, who they claimed was 15 years younger. All her four children are married.
By press time, Kenyangye was in hiding fearing Police arrest or a possible reprisal from the family of the deceased which is from in the same village. The LC 3 chairman for Humurwa Sub County, James Kabaterine, said that police is on standby to prevent any revenge attacks.
"We shall make sure there is peace. Obviously the children were not happy with their mother bringing her lover into their late father's bedroom," he said.
The body of the victim was taken by Police to Kabale Hospital for postmortem to assist in the inquiries.
Maate confirmed that Police will continue looking for more prime suspects so that the matter can be concluded to satisfaction. Police had called upon the people of Kitoojo to come out with any information about the murder.
Abomugisha, who was a local casual worker, has left a wife and four children.
Kenyangye's husband died five years ago but it was not clear when her relationship with Abomugisha started.
But locals said the children were incensed with their mother bringing Abomugisha home when she could have met him elsewhere.
Daughter kills mother''s younger lover, dumps body