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Lyantonde man on the run after beheading wife

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Lyantonde man on the run after beheading wife

A 42-year-old man in Lyantonde is on a run after beheading his wife on accusations of infidelity.  The suspect identified as Jamada, a resident of Kyewanula village in Lyantonde rural sub-county reportedly committed the offence on Tuesday night at their marital home in Kyewanula village.

It is alleged that Jamada killed his wife Nailah Namata, 37, a mother of seven children on suspicion that she was involved in a secret affair with another man within the village.

Residents say the couple has had a longstanding dispute over the same matter, which Namata had severally denied. They even brought the issues to the village council leadership which tried to resolve the matter in vain.

Now, Namata’s brother Sadat Waligo says the deceased’s husband was very jealous and often quarreled with his wife whenever he saw her talking to other men, which would result in fights.

He says the gruesome incident happened in the night in the presence of the couple’s children.  

Denis Odoki, the Lyantonde District Police Commander says they were called to the scene and took the body to Lyantonde hospital for postmortem. He added that they are investigating a crime of passion and hunting for the suspect who is on the run.

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