LWENGO– A 47 year old man is in detention in Lwengo District on allegations of killing his wife and their four months young baby.
George William Tugume the deputy headteacher of Kaboyo Primary School, the suspect is said to have killed his wife Rose Katushabe 24, the baby and dumped their amputated bodies in a pit latrine.
Tugume and Katushabe had a longstanding dispute which local leaders and community members tried to address in vain.
But residents were concerned when Katushabe went missing for a week after a fight with her husband, yet her known mobile number was off.
But after a thorough search, her decomposing body was eventually found in a pit latrine at their home in the Industrial zone in Lwengo Town Council.
They alerted the Police Fire Brigade from Masaka which dug up the pit latrine with the aid of local residents to retrieve the bodies.
Peter Akampurira, the Lwengo District Police Commander, says that Tugume is being detained at Mbiriizi police station while investigations continue to establish the cause.