KAMPALA – Police are investigating circumstances under which a woman stabbed to death a man from a hotel room in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb, on Sunday morning.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Area deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at Top Five Hotel in Ntinda.
“At around midnight, police received a call from one Joel Kedi, 35, an executive member one LC1 council for Village 1 in Ntinda that there was an incident at Top Five hotel and that an identified woman had stabbed a man in hotel room 206, second floor,” Owoyesigyire said in an interview.
The body of one Alex Otula was found lying in a pool of blood.
“Lying in the pool of blood, the body had multiple knife stab wounds in the chest area where all the property in the hotel room was scattered a sign that there was a scuffle before Otula was stabbed.”
He said investigations showed them that the two had first shared food and alcohol because the same was found on a table in the hotel room.
There were signs of scuffles in the room. The properties were scattered.
According to Owoyesigyire, further investigation led detectives to a knife which was full of blood dumped in a flower vessel near the room’s door.
“Statements were recorded from the staff of the hotel who included the acting manager and the caretaker who gave useful leads to investigators,” Owoyesigyire said.
The police spokesperson said that information from the staff indicated that they had seen one Irene Apio Akello, 24 at the hotel prompting investigators to follow the lead.
“We mounted an operation and followed her up until she was finally arrested.”
Owoyesigyire said that on arrest, Apio admitted to killing Otula by stabbing him in the chest from behind.
It is said that the 24-year-old lady said she had killed Otula by accident.
“The body was taken to the city mortuary for a postmortem as investigations into the motive of the killer are still ongoing,” he said.