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According to Police, Nanjovu bought a coffin, placed in a banana stem and took the coffin to Kigoma in Wobulenzi town council in Luweero District for burial. She reportedly informed Nsubuga’s relatives that the child’s body was scaring and that doctors had advised that it shouldn’t be opened for viewing.
SP Patrick Onyango-PRO KMP

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Kampala police are holding a woman accused of burying a banana system to defraud her US based fiancé. Janet Nanjovu allegedly called Stephen Nsubuga claiming that their child she delivered at International Hospital Kampala-IHK had died.  

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says that Nanjovu explained to Nsubuga that over Shillings 48 million was required to cover the medical bills and funeral expenses. Nsubuga reportedly sent the money to Nanjovu and asked her to get in touch with his relatives to bury the child. 

  

According to Police, Nanjovu bought a coffin, placed in a banana stem and took the coffin to Kigoma in Wobulenzi town council in Luweero District for burial. She reportedly informed Nsubuga’s relatives that the child’s body was scaring and that doctors had advised that it shouldn’t be opened for viewing.

 

The speed at which the burial was conducted and the fact that the relatives were denied chance to view the body raised suspicion among residents. They exhumed the casket shortly after Nanjovu and her team traveled back to Kampala. 

According to Onyango, relatives and locals were shocked to see a well-shaped banana stem wrapped in clothes upon exhumation.  

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Nsubuga’s relative rushed to CPS in Kampala and filed a case that was registered under GEF 54/2019. 

Onyango says officers from conducted investigations in liaison with their counterparts in Luweero, which established that Nanjovu indeed buried a banana stem.

  

Police swung into action leading Nanjovu’s arrest on Monday evening and was locked up at Kampala CPS on fraud charges. Her file has already been sent to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and legal advice.

During investigations, police established that Nanjovu started dating Nsubuga way back in 2012. They cohabited for some years before Nsubuga secured a job in US. 

He has been returning during the Christmas break and return late January. During his stay, he would spend his holidays partying with Nanjovu which could have prompted him to life to him that she had conceived.