The police has said that investigations into the unidentified woman whose body was discovered in Entebbe early this week have revealed that she was beaten to death by her boyfriend.
Residents of Busambaga village in Katabi town council were on Monday shocked when a body of an female person was discovered by a girl who was sweeping the compound.
However, according to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, investigators have got leads into the death of the woman after the LC one chairperson for Nkumba Centra, in Katabi Town Council admitted that she knew the deceased.
“The LCI chairman, Peter Mponye identified the deceased as 24 year old Lydia Namirimu,” Owoyesigyire told The Nile Post.
According to the police publicist, investigators were told by a sister to the deceased that on Friday January 25 Namirimu’s boyfriend beat her before confiscating her phone, handbag and shoes in a fight that took place at a local bar.
“On Saturday, the deceased allegedly stayed home nursing bruises,” the police mouthpiece said.
The investigators were also told by a close friend that the deceased had on Sunday left home to go to the stage to pick her confiscated items including a phone and bag from her boyfriend but she never returned.
“That was the last time she was seen alive until her body was discovered,” Owoyesigyire told this website.
Police said that the deceased’s boyfriend, only identified as Peter is currently on the run as investigations into the matter continue.
Namirimu’s death came at a time when the High Court in Kampala had just acquitted Ivan Katongole, the key suspect in the murder of over 20 women killed in Entebbe and Nansana areas of Wakiso district.
In his judgment delivered last week, Justice Wilson Kwesiga blasted police for doing a bad job in investigating the murders that no witness including detectives linked Katongole to the murder.
All the witnesses by the prosecutor only proved death but they never linked it to Katongole who police had arrested as the prime suspect.