KIRYANDONGO, UGANDA; Police in Kiryandongo district has arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife. The suspect has been identified as Joseph Lutaaya a resident of Panyadoli village in Panyadoli Parish Mutunda Sub-county in Kiryandongo district.
It is alleged that Lutaya and his wife (who is currently the deceased) developed some misunderstandings on Wednesday night at around 10 pm after Lutaaya returned home very late at night forcing the deceased to ask his husband for an explanation for his late coming.
This annoyed Lutaaya and hucked his wife using a knife.
Joel Nasoba a resident of Panyadoli village says fellow residents rushed to the scene after hearing alarms of the deceased but unfortunately it was too late to save her life.
“We heard alarms coming from Lutaaya’s home and we rushed immediately to the scene but unfortunately it was too late for us to save the woman’s life,” Nasoba said.
Julius Allan Hakiza the Albertine Regional police spokesperson has confirmed the incident.
“Residents and Police made a joint effort and they arrested Lutaya who was at large after murdering his wife and he is currently detained at Kiryandongo Central Police station on murder charges”. Hakiza said.
The body of the deceased was recovered by police and later taken to Kiryandongo Hospital for a postmortem.
The incident follows the increasing homicide cases in the district after a recent incident where Muhamud Muzama a resident of Kiroko village early this month hacked his mother-in-law Alice Naguta to death accusing her of trying to dissolve their marriage with his wife Carolyn Kakai who had divorced.