Police in Rukungiri is holding a suspect who killed a 86year old woman after threatening to kill her over a glass of alcohol (Waragi) which she had bought.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Juliet Kiriti resident of Rugongo Village Bugyera Parish Buyanja Sub county, Rubabo County, Rukungiri district, who is alleged to have been murdered by Godwin Befaho aka Kapo 39 years, Nyankore, casual labourer of the same residence.
It’s alleged that, the deceased left home on the 08th of July 2022 at around 1000hrs, when she was pretending to be looking for a phone to call her son one David Kavure who resides in Mitooma district, as her adopted guardian one Kabatoro had stopped her from leaving home because of alcoholism.
Maate revealed that at around 1500hours the deceased was seen at Omukibubu Trading Center drinking alcohol with the accused who later threatened to kill her over a glass of alcohol (Waragi) which she had bought.
The two left the bar at different intervals but the deceased never reached home.
Maate said that on 9th of July, 2022 at around 0800hrs, when her body was found in a banana plantation approximately 150 Meters from the bar and 50 Meters away from Kitojo -Buyanja Murram Road.
Police was notified, scene of crime was visited and documented, body was taken to Rwakabengo Health Center III for postmortem.
One suspect (Godwin Befaho) has been arrested for questioning and a yellow T-shirt stained with blood recovered on him.
The case of murder was registered at Rukungiri Central Police station under reference number CRB: 641/2022.