Police in Mitiyana have in custody a man identified as Johnson Mulumba, 40, for allegedly killing his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend.
The deceased, who has been identified by police as Valesteo Nadagala, was allegedly hit with a blunt object on her head which led her to death.
Police said Nadagala could have been five months pregnant, adding that “she had a misunderstanding with the boyfriend over the pregnancy.”
According to the same statement, the deceased moved out of the house to go and take a bath on Sunday night but never returned; only to be found lying lifeless in a pool of blood with deep cuts on her head.
The Wamala region police spokesperson Nobert Ochom said that police visited the scene of crime with sniffer dogs that led them to the suspect’s house.
He added that when the house was searched, a shirt stained with blood was recovered hence the arrest of the prime suspect.
The body of the deceased was taken to Mitiyana referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem.