Police in Kasangati has arrested a heartless mother of four for allegedly murdering the husband and digging a 3 feet grave in their matrimonial bedroom with intention of burying him. It’s alleged that on Sunday (12th, August 2018) at around 5am, in Lwesuubo village, Buwambo Parish, Gombe Division, Wakiso District, a one Harriet Nassali aged 38 years hacked her husband Sirajj Kawuma to death with a panga.
Police says that after killing him, she made efforts to dig a grave inside their master bedroom. “On realising the complexity of her gruesome action, she decided to flee her home. Her terrified 13 year old child decided to alert the neighbours, narrated what had transpired thus immediately calling for police intervention,” Kampala Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Monday evening.
Police adds that one of the children disclosed to the detectives information about a male friend who was so close to their mother days before their father was murdered. The male friend identified as Alex Kamusangi then led a group of investigating officers to Nassali’s hideout and both were arrested.
Upon questioning, the duo admitted to having had plans of eliminating the deceased so that they could blossom in their new love affair. Further inquiries reveal that the deceased and his wife previously had misunderstandings as a result of a land procurement deal gone bad resulting into their separation. “Close family friends revealed the bitter history of how the deceased had given his wife Nassali 27 million Ugandan Shillings to buy a plot of land, she however used the money for other purposes sparking off the misunderstandings,” police said.
The deceased’s body has since been transported to Mulago Mortuary for postmortem and the two suspects detained at Mattuga Police Station vide 08/12/08/2018 as investigations are ongoing.