By Eddy Wobusobozi
MASINDI: Police in Masindi are holding a man for allegedly strangling his wife to death. The suspect has been identified as James Oyungi, a resident of Bubanda village, Ntooma parish, Bwijanga Sub County.
Oyungi was picked up by Police on Friday morning in connection to the death of his wife Christine Atimango 38, a resident of the same area.
It is alleged that Oyungi picked a quarrel over yet unknown reason with his wife on Thursday night and in the process, he strangled Atimango to death before dumping her body in their compound.
Fred Candia, a neighbor to the couple told this reporter that on Friday that they were shocked to find the lifeless body of Atimango lying in their compound. They immediately alerted the police who swung into action and arrested the suspect with the help of area residents.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson says the deceased’s neck was found with bruises an indication that she could have been strangled to death.
He says Oyungi is being detained at Masindi Central Police station to help police with investigations adding that murder charges have already been preferred against him.
The deceased’s body was picked and conveyed to Masindi general hospital for postmortem before it was later handed over to the relatives for burial.