Masaka High Court has sentenced a security guard to 34 years jail term after he was convicted of murder.
Masaka resident state attorney Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that Anywa Quinto, a security guard attached to Tigger Security Group Limited armed with a gun entrusted to him by the security company, attacked his girlfriend Dina Apoloti’ house located at Kizungu Zone in Katwe Butego Division and shot her dead killing her in cold blood.
Nkwasibwe says that Quinto committed the offence on August, 12018 after he reportedly got a misunderstandings with the Apoloti whom he accused of infidelity.
Court also heard that the convict also robbed a mobile phone from the deceased’s sister Jenifer Amonding after putting her at a gun point.
Quinto pleaded guilty to the charges telling court that he was surprised to get information that Apoloti had fall in love with her boss at work which angered him yet she was his first love.
Nkwasibwe asked court to give Quinto a maximum punishment so that he can serve as an example to other people in society who thinks of taking away their lovers lives because of having an affair outside the wedlock.
Lady Justice Nabisinde in her ruling said that Quinto was convicted on his own plea of guilty saying that the killing was senseless which could be avoided because the deceased had separated with the convict
Meanwhile, Police in Masaka District are holding a couple for allegedly stealing two computes from Datamine Technical Business Institute, Masaka campus.
The suspects are residents of Kijjabwemi,a Masaka Town suburb . Southern regional Police Spokesman Paul Kangave confirmed the arrests, saying the suspects will be charged with theft.
“We received a complaint from a one Vianny Ndugga, a staff at Datamine Technical Business Institute that the two cooks from their institute stole computers,” Mr Kangave said.
However, during interrogation at police, the suspects denied stealing the computers.
One of the suspects told police that he demands the institute Shs3.6million in unpaid salary arrears and he was surprised to see police arresting him and his wife.