Lyantonde police have launched a manhunt for a 42-year-old man accused
of beheading his wife on accusations of infidelity. The suspect has
only been identified as Jamada, a resident of Kyewanula village in Lyantonde
He reportedly committed the offence on Tuesday night at their marital home in
Kyewanula village. Jamada allegedly killed Nailah Namata, 37, a mother of seven
children on suspicion that she was involved in a secret affair with another man
within the village.
According to residents, the couple has had a longstanding dispute over
the same matter, which Namata had severally denied. The village council leadership tried to resolve
the matter in vain.
Namata’s brother Sadat Waligo says the deceased’s husband
was very jealous and often quarrelled with his wife whenever he saw her talking
to other men, which would result in fights.
He says the gruesome incident
happened in the night in the presence of the couple’s children.
//Cue in: “ Omukyaala ye Namata Nailah…………
Police were called to the scene and took the body to Lyantonde hospital
for postmortem. The postmortem pointed
to multiple injuries mostly on the head, hands and back. Namata’s body
has been handed over to her family members for burial later today at Kyewanula.
Denis Odoki, the Lyantonde District Police Commander, says that they are
investigating a crime of passion. He says that they are liaising with different
security teams in Lyantoonde and neighbouring districts to hunt the suspect.