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Security Guard Sentenced To 34 Years For Murder

Prosecution led by Masaka Resident State Attorney, Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that the convict stormed Apolot’s home in Kizungu zone in Katwe Butego division in Masaka district on August 1, 2018 and shot her dead. He reportedly decided to end Apolot’s life accusing her of infidelity.
25 Jul 2019 15:03
A security guard in Masaka has earned himself a 34-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend. 

Lady Justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde found Anywa Quinto, a security guard attached to Tiger security group limited guilty of murdering his former girlfriend, Dina Apolot. 

Prosecution led by Masaka Resident State Attorney, Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that the convict stormed Apolot’s home in Kizungu zone in Katwe Butego division in Masaka district on August 1, 2018 and shot her dead. He reportedly decided to end Apolot’s life accusing her of infidelity. 

Nkwasibwe told court that the convict also robbed a mobile phone from the deceased’s sister, Jenifer Amonding at gun point. Quinto pleaded guilty to the charges, saying he was disturbed after receiving information indicating that Apoloti had fallen in love with her boss at work. 

According to Quinto, he felt betrayed since the deceased was his first love.  Nkwasibwe asked court to give Quinto a maximum punishment to serve as an example to other people in society who think that taking away their lover’s lives for suspected infidelity. 

The defense lawyer, Andrew Tusingwiere asked court to give his client a light sentence since he is remorseful for his actions. In her judgment, Justice Nabisinde, said the senseless killing could have been avoided since the deceased had broken up with the convict. 

She reduced the sentence from 35 years to 34, saying Quinto had saved court’s time by pleading guilty. She also sentenced the accused to 15 years in jail for robbery to be served concurrently. The court also found Quinto guilty of robbing Bridget Ndagire, a cashier at Muyinza pub in Kyotera district Shillings 400,000 at gunpoint. 

Justice Nabusinde handed him a 17 year’s jail term but reduced it to 17 since he pleaded guilty.   

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