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Ugandan speaker arrested after the kidnap of ‘wife’s lover’ turns tragic

The speaker of Amolator district has been arrested alongside his two brothers for suspicion of being behind the kidnap and murder of a man thought to have had an affair with his wife.

According to The Monitor, the suspect who had been on the run for several days was arrested by the Police Flying Squad Unit from his hideout in Apac District last Friday and whisked to Kampala Central Police Station (CPS).

Allegations suggest that the district leader kidnapped and killed Kenneth Ayo who was working at the Antiretroviral Therapy (Art) clinic of Amolatar Health Centre IV.

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Police said the trio abducted the victim on October 8, 2022, from Kampala and had since caused his disappearance, a case that has been under investigation since then.

“When we received this complaint about this man at Kagugube under Wandegeya, we instituted inquiries and we noticed that the district speaker was following up Kenneth Ayo whom he said was having an intimate relationship with his wife,” Uganda police spokesperson told the press in Kampala.

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He revealed that the police established that the victim Kenneth was abducted around Gaddafi mosque in Kampala, they tied him and started to transport him to Amolatar while torturing him.

“They tied him (Ayo) and transported him from Kampala to Amolatar while torturing him. They even had a spanner that they were using to hit him. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to the injuries around Nakasongola. When they noticed the victim had died, they removed the body from the car and buried it in one of the bushes in Nakasongola,” police added.

“We managed to establish the place where they tortured and buried this man. It was around Wabigalo Trading Centre.”

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When the police arrested the suspects, it is said that they confessed to committing the crime and led the police detectives and flying squad team to the scene where they buried the body along Kampala-Gulu highway.

The body was exhumed and transported to Mulago hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

Mr Ojok, is now being held as the prime suspect and faces charges of murder and kidnap together with his brothers.

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