Police in Rukungiri are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 86 year old woman.
Elly Maate the Kigezi region Police spokesman has identified the deceased as Juliet Kiriti resident of Rugongo Village Bugyera Parish Buyanja Sub county, Rubabo County, Rukungiri district, who is alleged to have been murdered by Godwin Befaho aka Kapo 39, a casual laborer of the same residence.
It’s alleged that, the deceased left home on the 08th of July 2022 at around 1000hrs, claiming to be looking for a phone to call her son David Kavure who resides in Mitooma district,
Her adopted guardian identified as Kabatoro had stopped her from leaving home because of alcoholism.
At around 1500hrs, she was seen at Omukibubu Trading Center drinking alcohol with the accused who later threatened to kill her over a glass of alcohol (Waragi) which she had bought
The two left the bar at different intervals but the deceased never reached home.
Maate says it was this morning at around 0800hrs, when her body was found in a banana plantation approximately 150 Meters from the bar and 50 Meters away from Kitojo -Buyanja Murram Road.
Police was notified, the scene of the crime was visited and documented, and the body was taken to Rwakabengo Health Center III for postmortem.
Maate says Godwin Befaho has been arrested for questioning and a yellow blood-stained T-shirt was recovered on him as an exhibit