Residents of Kiwalimu Zone, Wampewo Parish in Kasangati Township were on Sunday night gripped with shock when a husband hit a man dead after he caught him having sex with his wife inside their marital home.
A man believed to be in his late 20s, was in bed with Nowerina Nassozi, 32, when her husband, Charles Nkubi, 50, sneaked into the house and hit him on the head.
The deceased had not yet been identified at the time of filing this story, however, Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says Nkubi has been arrested on a holding charge of murder.
“The suspect caught the deceased red-handed having carnal knowledge with his wife, Nassozi in his house. It is alleged Nkubi picked a big stick and beat the man several times on the head killing him instantly,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.
Mr Owoyesigyire said they “will determine the offences against the suspect after establishing whether the act was a crime of passion or intentional”.
Often, suspects in the crime of passion are charged with manslaughter.
“Nkubi has admitted to having hit the deceased but said it was out of anger. An exhibit, a big stick, has been recovered from the scene to help us with investigations,” he said.
Meanwhile, police are still looking for Nassozi. She is said to have run away as her husband was beating the deceased.
The body of the deceased person was conveyed to Mulago mortuary for postmortem.
The number of crimes of passion in the country have been rising over the years. Last year, 4,718 homicide cases were reported to police, which was a 4.9 per cent increase compared to 2018. At least 360 cases were a result of domestic violence.
On Friday, the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola said there should be efforts to reduce homicide cases since they have the potential of scaring away investors.
Source: Daily Monitor