Police arrest man for killing two children.
Police in Nakaseke District have arrested a man for allegedly killing two children inside their grandmother’s house at Kyangato Village, Nakaseke District on Monday night.
It is reported that the suspect, sneaked into Norah Mbekete’s house and accessed the bedroom where three children were sleeping in the same bed before slitting the throats of Daniella Najjuma,8, and Diana Namakula,5.
According to relatives, the suspect first went to their grandmother’s bedroom and snatched a phone that he used as a source of light to access the other room where the children were sleeping and cut their throats.
David Kayondo, the Kyangato LC I chairperson, said the suspect had threatened to harm the two children and their mother who is now married to another man.
“He then rushed outside the house and dumped the panga before disappearing from the scene. When information spread that the two children had been killed, he was the first suspect since the surviving child had noticed someone with the same physique as the man who has always threatened to harm the members of the family. We quickly located him from one of the bars. His response was very suspicious when the police intervened. He later confessed to the murder before the police and LC officials,” David Kayondo said in an interview.
Isah Ssemogerere, the Savana Region Police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the prime suspect and recovered a panga and blood stained clothes hidden inside the house.
“The suspect is helping the police with further investigation after admitting that he is behind the unfortunate incident,” said Ssemogerere.
According to police, the suspect is believed to be the biological father of the deceased children although relatives and the area LC officials claim that he had denied any relations.
Nowelina Nagadya, the mother of the deceased children, who was at Semuto Village at the time of the incident, said when she separated with the suspect three years ago, she decided to let the children stay with their grandmother.
“The man kept claiming that two of the children were not his and would harm them one day,” she claimed.