11 January 2019

Uganda: Man Arrested At Entebbe Airport Over Murder of Two Congolese Girls

A suspect who was arrested on suspicion of murdering two Congolese girls at old Kampala, has reportedly confessed but police are yet to establish the motive.

Police said on Friday that Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal Justine, was arrested by AVIPOL at Entebbe Airport while trying to flee the country.

"Upon arrest, he was forwarded to Old Kampala police on suspicion that he might have killed the two girls whose bodies were found decomposing in an apartment at Kakeeka zone in Rubaga Municipality on January 6, 2019," said Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Mr Luke Owoyesigyire.

Mr Owoyesigyire added in a statement posted on police social media platforms that at about 2pm on January 6, 2019, the Kakeeka zone local council leaders called and informed the area police to respond to an incident of a person suspected to have died inside a locked house.

"The area commander together with the scene of crime officers, forensics officers visited the scene, cordoned off the perimeters and on making the search, two female decomposing bodies were recovered," the police spokesperson said.

The deceased were identified as Hulda Njiba and Safi.

Safi and Njiba had been reported missing from Entebbe on January 4, 2019 vide Entebbe Police CRB 006/2019.

"Malimali confessed to the murder though he claimed it was a kidnap. Investigations however reveal that, Malimali and Njiba were involved in a love relationship before Njiba got another boyfriend. It is highly suspected that Malimali killed Njiba in revenge for betraying their love," Mr Owoyesigyire said before adding that "Police opened up a file vide CRB 030/2019 and the suspect is currently detained at Old Kampala

Police Station as more investigations to establish the real motive are ongoing."

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