KAMPALA – Police have arrested the wife of Julius Shuwu, an employee of MTN Uganda, who was killed in the wee hours of Thursday morning in Kisalosalo-Kyebando, Kawempe Division in Kampala.
The body of Shuwe, who worked at MTN’s Lugogo branch, was found dumped a few metres away from his home. He was allegedly killed by thugs who broke into the home.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the arrest of Ms Joyce Mugidi came after their detectives, while reconstructing the crime scene, discovered no sign of a forceful break-in, raising suspicion that it was organized crime.
“Our scene of crime officers visited the home but did not find any tampering on the doors. Even this woman’s statements were contradicting. We have arrested her for giving contradicting statements and she is now a suspect in her husband’s killing,” he said.
According to Onyango, Mugidi first claimed that about four thugs invaded their home at around 4 am, grabbed her husband and then dragged him outside the house gate.
However, she later claimed that it was two thugs that had invaded the home at around 2 am and that she had made an alarm, seeking neighbours’ help.
However, neighbours told police that they did not hear any alarm from her and neither did they hear any form of struggle in the house.
Mr Onyango said police had also arrested Emmanuel Obbo, a neighbour to the family, who was found wearing a blood-stained trouser. Police said Mr Obbo failed to explain how his trouser had been stained with blood thus he was arrested as an alleged accomplice.
“We have Mugidi and Obbo at our Kira Road police station as suspects in this murder. We found the male suspect wearing a trouser with bloodstained but he failed to explain to our detectives how his trouser was stained with blood,” he said.