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Man Arrested for Alleged Murder of Son

Police in Namuwongo, a Kampala suburb on Sunday arrested, Winston Nabireba, suspected of slitting the throat of his one-year son, Rodman Akankwasa
Deputy Police PRO ACP Polly Namaye

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Police in Namuwongo, a Kampala suburb on Sunday arrested, Winston Nabireba, suspected of slitting the throat of his one-year son, Rodman Akankwasa.

Nabireba is a resident of Soweto Cell, Namuwongo, Makindye Division, in Kampala City. Police said Akankwasa was found lying dead in a pool of blood about 4 pm but his father had already fled the scene.

Residents and police mounted a hunt for the father until he was apprehended and dragged to Kisugu Police Station.

Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said Nabireba was a barber in the area and is highly suspected to have slit his son’s throat for unknown reasons.

“We have information that Winstone Nabireba is suspected to have killed his one and half year-old son Rodman. We got information that Nabireba killed his son by cutting him. We got a knife we suspect he used to kill the child,” Namaye said.

Namaye said Nabireba was found in a critical and looked like he had tried to commit suicide. Police said detectives have been deployed to keep watch of Nabireba who was rushed to Mulago hospital to receive treatment since his life was in a critical state.

“The suspect was arrested as he attempted to commit suicide and rushed to Mulago hospital for immediate intervention and is under Police close monitoring. A knife was recovered from the scene and exhibited while the body of the victim was taken to hospital for Post mortem,” Namaye said. 

Nabireba’s arrest came on the same day after police in Bugiri district arrested six people in connection to the murder of, Okalo Okisham, a male Juvenile aged 2 years. 

Namaye identified the suspects in Okisham arrest as Scovia Ajambo, 32, Majidu Mugenyi, Adam Kawanguzi, Hassan Mukama, Badru Mutanda and Juma Igaga Juma.

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