Man kills wife for accepting shs2,000 from suspected lover to buy saucepans

Namutumba, (UG): The Territorial Police in Namutumba District is actively hunting for a 30-year-old man accused of killing his wife for allegedly receiving Shs2,000 from a suspected lover.

Alifari Obaga, a resident of Nakawano Village, Kizuba Sub-county in Namutumba District is said to have killed Margaret Nakyobe, 28, a mother of his two following a fight that ensued at their home on Sunday night.

Preliminary information indicates that on the fateful day, the runaway suspect asked the deceased to explain where she had got the money, to which she reportedly said that she had borrowed it “from a man” to buy a cooking pot because she couldn’t afford a saucepan.

“At around 1 pm on Sunday, the couple had a fight, after which the wife said she wanted to leave. We, however, talked her into staying after her husband admitted that he was at fault,” Ms Esuka Logose, a neighbour of the deceased explained the circumstances.

“At around 10:30 pm, the husband came to my home, saying he had received information that his wife got the Shs2,000 from a man with whom she has always been suspected to be in love with,” Ms Logose adds.

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She says she asked the man to wait until Monday morning when they can sort it out, unaware that he had returned to his home and killed “an innocent hardworking woman”.

Mr Patrick Mulumba, the area defence secretary, said for the past two years, Obaga had reportedly been harbouring plans to kill his wife over allegations of adultery. “It is very unfortunate that he has fulfilled his promise,” he said.

Ms Jane Namukuve, the Namutumba Police Community Liaison Officer (CLO), said the deceased was a victim of domestic violence, and warned men against abrogating from their roles.

“We have learnt that the deceased borrowed money from a man with whom she was suspected by the husband of being in love,” Ms Namukuve said.

“We condemn his act and are looking for Obaga to charge him with murder,” she added.

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Additional Reporting by Ronald Seebe/Monitor

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