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Police hunt for thugs over killing a woman

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Police in Kampala have started investigations into circumstances under which a lawyer was attacked by unknown thugs, robbed and killed as she stopped to buy meat on the road in Kampala.

According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Owoyesigyire, on Friday night, they responded to information of an unidentified female adult who was lying unconscious along Kiwatule- Naalya road at around 9pm.

The unidentified victim was later rushed to Mulago hospital by police while in critical condition where she was later pronounced dead following injuries sustained earlier.

She had wounds on the head and face and could not talk.

According to Owoyesigyire, the following morning, a man identified as Simon Peter Oketcho reported a case of  his missing wife to Kira road police station which is in charge of the area

He noted that Oketcho told police that the deceased was called Suzan Alweny , a lawyer working with Liberty General Insurance and a resident of Namugongo in Wakiso district.

“He told our officers that the deceased who intimated on phone that her phone was at risk of being snatched called him at 8:45pm to inquire whether he had reached home and informed him he had reached Kiwatule on her was home and had branched to buy roasted goat’s meat opposite Cynabel supermarket,”Owoyesigyire said.

He however noted the police have intensified motorized patrols in the area to check on the increased crime rates.

“We have increased operations to ensure crime in the area goes down. It has not been the norm but admit we have started to see a spike in crime in the area and more emphasis is going to be done to rid the area of crime.”