Katwe Police Division is
holding two suspects on allegations of strangling a man to death and
dumping his body in a septic tank.
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police
spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspects
as Naomi Tumwine and Norman Muhangi, both residents of Kabowa–Ssabagabo Makindye Division.
They were arrested over
the weekend in connection to the murder of Patrick Turyasingura, who
was first reported missing. Detectives at Katwe Police station say Muhangi filed a case of a missing
person on January 25th, 2022.
On January 29th, 2022, Tumwine who
owns the premises where the duo was renting informed Kabowa
Police post that she had discovered Turyasingura’s decomposing body in her septic tank.
“Our officers from fire prevention and rescue
services retrieved the body.
It was then conveyed to the city mortuary Mulago, but the post-mortem results came out indicating that the person was strangled to death before being dropped
in the septic tank,”
Owoyesigyire said. He says that as a result, they decided
to Muhangi and Tumwine as key suspects to help police investigations.
the benefit of our investigations, we decided to arrest the two suspects, we
have recorded their statements but they are not adding up, the officer in this murder
case thinks that both have something
related to this
murder," he said. "We found out that the CCTV footage at the houses were deleted the same day the victim was killed.”
Owoyesigyire says that they are hunting
Geoffrey Oduku, a security guard of the premises, who disappeared the very day Muhangi
reported the disappearance of his brother.
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Police say that they have received information that this was the second case of a missing person from Tumwine’s house.
“We have also ascertained that in
2020, there is another person who disappeared according to the statements from
people around the area," Owoyesigyire said. "Up to
now, he has never appeared, this is rising more suspicion that maybe
something could have happened to him and these people are behind it.”