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KIBOGA: Police in Kiboga District have in custody a 43-year-old man who handed himself over to the authorities after allegedly killing his wife in a homicide case.

The deceased identified as Ruth Nakigudde, 47, was allegedly murdered by her husband Ibra Byayo on Tuesday after a misunderstanding broke out between the two at their home in Kiwanguzi village, Kiboga Town Council.

Wamala Regional Police spokesperson, Ms. Rachel Kawala confirmed the murder incident and said Nakigudde was hit with an axe and a hammer by her husband which eventually led to her death. She confirmed that Byayo is in police custody as investigations commence after which he will be charged before court for murder.

“Preliminary facts show that suspect Byayo severely assaulted his wife severely, and with an axe and a hammer- resulting in her death. Upon realizing the extent of his action, the suspect reported himself to police and got detained. Our team responded immediately and tried to rush the victim to Kiboga Hospital but she, unfortunately, died on the way,” Kawala explained.

“The suspect is currently detained at Kiboga CPS and charged with assault while the deceased’s body has been conveyed to Kiboga Hospital for postmortem as investigations proceed,” she added.

Kawala further noted that police officers documented the scene and a number of exhibits were recovered including a hammer and axe purportedly used in the crime.

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