UPDF soldier kills wife, turns gun on himself

UPDF soldier kills wife, turns gun on himself
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A joint team from the Police and the army  has kicked off investigations into the circumstances under which a UPDF soldier attached to Military Police killed his wife and later turned the gun on himself in Makindye, a Kampala suburb.

The Tuesday morning incident saw Corporal Collin Andebo kill his wife, Peroni Atulinda with whom they had earlier been residing in Lusaka Zone, Makindye 1, Makindye Division.

“It is alleged that this morning at approximately 07:00 hours, Corporal Andebo Collins, armed with an AK-47 rifle and dressed in civilian attire, confronted Atulinda Peroni as she was boarding a motorcycle (boda boda). He opened fire on her, resulting in her sustaining a shattered arm,” Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said.

He said that  Corporal Andebo later  turned the firearm on himself and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mulago Hospital.

Owoyesigyire however said that before today’s incident, there was a history of a misunderstanding between the two lovers .

“The team has since established that the duo had a history of relationship issues spanning approximately five years.”

Police said that when the incident happened, it officers responded to the and rushed Atulinda to Nsambya Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival .

The killer weapon has since been recovered along with 13 cartridges from the scene of the crime.

“At this juncture, our inquiries are ongoing to comprehensively understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. Statements have been recorded from witnesses to aid in our investigation.”

Deputy UPDF spokesperson, Col Deo Akiiki said the investigations are being done jointly.

"The UPDF and Police are investigating the matter to establish the cause of the incident," Col Akiiki said.

 

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