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Police arrest suspect in murder of Manager Chillies Restaurant Ntida


Police arrest suspect in murder of Manager Chillies Restaurant Ntida

Officers from Kira Road Police station have arrested Nelson Enos Ofwono alias Nelson Victor Ochien alias Nelly Octopus on allegation of stabbing to death Isaac Omugar at Chillies Restaurant, Ntinda on March 31, 2021.

The KMP Deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Ofwono was arrested at his rented home in Katooke Zone B, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.

Detectives have been searching for the suspect for more than three weeks after they obtained a CCTV footage that showed what transpired at the scene on the fateful day. Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to the murder of Omugar, whom he accused of not paying him his money.

It is alleged that Ofwono lent money to Omugar, but hopes to pay back were dashed after he was laid off at Chillies Restaurant due the stress that Coronavirus put on the food business. The suspect allegedly continued putting the deceased on pressure to pay.

According to Owoyesigyire, Ofwono on the fateful night pretended that he had gone to Chillies to pick his shoes he left behind. At the restaurant, he stabbed Omugar and robbed him of Shs300,000 shillings that was on the table.

CCTV footage shows the suspect taking Shs20,000 from the deceased’s pockets. He also stole two mobile phones belonging to the deceased. By the time he was arrested, he had already sold one phone at Shs250,000.

During the search, the detectives also recovered Sim cards belonging to the deceased at the suspect’s home, the clothes he was wearing during the murder and aggravated robbery. 

“Police have done better part of the investigation and the case file will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for perusal and sanctioning. We commend the officers at Kira Road Police for the efforts they put in to apprehend the suspect” Owoyesigyire said.

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