Sunday May 6 2018

Wife held over death of ex-Monitor employee

Flying Squad Unit (FSU) commander, ACP Herbert Muhangi

Mr Muhangi said the wife first denied but all clues pointed at her, so police arrested her to help in investigations. Courtesy photo 

By JOSEPH KATO

KAMPALA. Former Monitor Publications sales executive, Abel Katende, who was allegedly kidnapped on Friday last week has been discovered buried in a pit latrine.

Flying Squad Unit (FSU) commander, ACP Herbert Muhangi, told Daily Monitor that they have been hunting for Katende's kidnappers in vain until they became suspicious and decided to interrogate his wife.

Mr Muhangi said the wife first denied but all clues pointed at her, so police arrested her to help in investigations.

"We interrogated her and she revealed that she kidnapped him with the help of children and they killed him. They buried him in a latrine in Gayaza and we have retrieved his body today (Sunday) morning," Muhangi said.

In February this year, Susan Magara was kidnapped and killed after 20 days in captivity. Her body was dumped in Kigo.

So far security agencies has arrested over 10 suspects including three relatives in connection to the crime.

jkato@ug.nationmedia.com

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