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Man Arrested Over Death of His Step Daughter

Police in Busoga East on Saturday arrested Bakari Samanya over the alleged killing of his 3-year old step daughter, Mirabu Namwase.

Samanya aged 42 is being held at Bugweri Central Police Station, pending further investigations.

It is reported that Samanya committed the crime after his wife, Annette Mutiibwa, returned home in the morning without extensively explaining to him where she spent the night on Friday.

It is reported Samanya however, transferred the anger to Namwase who had sought refuge under the bed, strangled her to death before fleeing from the house. Samanya was however arrested as he attempted to commit suicide in the neighbouring garden and handed over to Police authorities.

The deceased has been taken to Bugweri central Police station, awaiting postmortem.

Mutiibwa says that they had a fierce fight on Friday night, which prompted her to spend a night at a neighbor’s house. Mutiibwa explains Samanya locked himself inside the house but after close to 30 minutes, he fled from the house.

She says when upon entering the house, she found Namwase’s body on the floor.

The Busoga East Police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says that the suspect will face two counts of murder and assault.

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