Two suspects are in custody following their arrest by Katwe Police on allegations of strangling a man to death and dumping his body in a septic tank.
ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Naomi Tumwine and Norman Muhangi, both residents of Kabowa–Ssabagabo Makindye Division.
The duo was arrested over the weekend in connection to the murder of Patrick Turyasingura, who was first reported missing on January 25th, 2022 at Katwe Police station by Muhangi.
Tumwine who owns the premises where the two men were renting informed Kabowa Police post that she had discovered Turyasingura’s decomposing body in her septic tank on January 29th, 2022.
According to Owoyesigyire, officers from fire prevention and rescue services retrieved the body and conveyed it to the city mortuary Mulago.
However, the post-mortem showed that the deceased was strangled to death before being dropped in the septic tank. This prompted the police to arrest Muhangi and Tumwine as key suspects to help police investigations.
Detectives at Katwe have recorded their statements, but the spokesperson says they are not adding up, and the officer in this murder case thinks that both have something related to this murder.
“We found out that the CCTV footage at the houses was deleted the same day the victim was killed,” said Owoyesigyire.
The police are hunting Geoffrey Oduku, a security guard of the premises, who disappeared the very day Muhangi reported the disappearance of his brother.
This is the second case of a missing person in Tumwine’s house after another person disappeared from there in 2020.
According to the statements from people around the area, the person has never appeared again, and this is raising more suspicion that maybe something could have happened to him and these people are behind it.