14 June 2012

Tanzania: Woman Suspected of Killing, Burying Husband

Sumbawanga — POLICE are holding for interrogation one Yusta Magese (35), a peasant of Kasisiwe village in the municipality, for allegedly killing her estranged husband using a machete and buried him along the banks of Lwiche river.

Rukwa Regional Police Commander, Mr Jacob Mwaruanda, said that the incident occurred on Sunday at Kasisiwe village and named the deceased as Aloyce Sikayumba (38). According to the RPC, Ms Magese and her accomplice identified as Richard Ngozi (30) who is also believed to be her lover are alleged to have killed Mr Sikayumba and later burying him along the banks of the river.

Mr Mwaruanda observed that preliminary investigations show that the deceased had been ill for a long time leading the wife to deny him conjugal union leading to the couple having a longstanding conflict.

Meanwhile, police in Sumbawanga district have arrested a person identified as Daud alias Mulumba (42), a resident of Uzia village, after being found in illegal possession of counterfeit bank notes worth over 2m/-. RPC Mwaruanda said that the suspect was arrested Monday morning at Mtosiwa village in the district during a routine patrol by police officers.

He said that after police officers searched him he was found in possession of counterfeit currency worth 2,265,000/- in the denominations of 10,000/- and 5,000/- bank notes. Apart from being apprehended with fake currency, the RPC said, the suspect was also found dressed in Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) military fatigues and upon interrogation he claimed to have bought the uniforms from a local clothes dealer.

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