Police has arrested Joyce Mugidde, the wife of murdered MTN Uganda employee, Julius Shuwu because of inconsistencies in her statement.
Shuwu's body was discovered today morning just a few metres from home in Kyebando-Kisalosalo zone in Kawempe Division in Kampala. Residents stumbled on the 34-year-old's body at around 5:40am this morning and informed his wife and police, who rushed to the scene.
Preliminary police findings show that unidentified people picked up the suspect from his home around 4am where he was sleeping with his wife.
In her statement, the deceased's wife, Mugidde explains that her husband returned home at around 9:30pm on Wednesday night and started working on his laptop from the sitting room.
It was not until midnight when she returned home after closing her shop in the trading center, entered the house and locked the door that she heard her husband crying for help.
"I heard the deceased screaming and I jumped out of bed to find out what the problem was. When I came to the sitting room, I found two unidentified men wearing jackets with hoods dragging Shuwu out of the house. I raised alarm that woke up two of my neighbours who also joined in making an alarm," reads the statement in part.
The deceased was found with stab wounds in the chest. Police also arrested another resident identified as Emmanuel Obbo after he was spotted wearing a blood-stained trouser.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says, Mugidde has been arrested to help police in the investigations due to her incoherent statement. For instance, while Mugidde claims to have locked the door when she returned home, scene of crime officers found no sign of break-in or struggle. Mugidde also didn't notify police when she allegedly saw the unidentified men dragging her husband from the house.
Police have handed over the deceased's body to the City Mortuary in Mulago for postmortem as investigations continue.