Businessman arrested for shooting wife dead

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Katwe Police is holding a businessman for allegedly murdering his wife by shooting.

This follows the arrest of Musoke by Rakai Police where he had escaped into hiding too since he allegedly murdered his wife Agnes Birabwa on July 28, 2017.

Musoke was transferred back to Katwe Division Police to assist in further investigations especially in regards to the weapon that is suspected to have been used in committing the crime.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said a search was conducted at the home of the suspect in order to find any possible clues regarding ownership of the murder weapon.

This came as a requirement to determine whether the weapon found in the suspects possession was obtained through the rightful channels.

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“Police has since last year been on the hunt for Musoke regarding the murder of his late wife who succumbed to gunshots. He was arrested and transferred back to Kampala where the crime was committed from for further investigations and upon search at his home we were able to recover some documents in relations to the murder weapon,“ Owoyesigyire said.

Upon search at his home in Kawempe, detectives were able to recover licence documents of the pistol found in his possession confirming ownership since he had acquired it through the formal channels.

In a verbal confession while at Katwe Police, Musoke admitted to having shot his wife saying it was accidental.

The suspect said the shooting was as a result of a scuffle with a group of youth the late wife had called in to be on standby as the both families met over their marital misunderstandings.

The suspect told Police that misunderstandings originated from the theft of 300 millions Ugandan Shillings by his late wife while he was abroad on a business trip to Egypt.

Upon his return from Egypt, Musoke discovered that all his bank accounts had been wiped clean and the late wife was left in charge failed to account for the missing monies.

Ever since he committed the crime, the suspect was advised by his close friends to go into hiding at his ancestral home in Kammengo, Rakai District till investigations into the murder were over and situation calmed down.

Police swung into action, arrested him and recovered an old star pistol suspected to have been the murder weapon.

The suspect is currently detained at Katwe Police Station on charges of murder and is yet to be arraigned before courts of law.

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