A woman’s decomposing body has been discovered by police in her boyfriend’s rented house. According to reports, Fahimah Natoolo’s body was discovered lying in a pool of blood. It had deep cuts. Police suspect the boyfriend, a one Andrew Okot, who is reportedly on the run, to have killed his girlfriend.
The sad incident reportedly happened at Mbalwa Zone, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District in Uganda.
Quoting several accounts of residents and neighbours, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Emilian Kayima, said the suspect and the girlfriend came home in the wee hours of Sunday.
“Okot, according to these accounts, returned home on Sunday at about 4am with his girlfriend. He was seen leaving the home at about 7am in a suspicious manner. We suspect he killed her and fled,” Mr Kayima told journalists the Central Police Station in Kampala on Wednesday.
Mr Kayima said Okot later went to Riders Clinic in Namugongo and asked for medical attention, claiming he had been hurt.
He was reportedly treated on credit and left his vehicle at the clinic. He promised to pick it in a few minutes but he never showed up again, Mr Kayima said.
Mr Kayima said workers at the clinic became suspicious and informed police officers who checked the vehicle before taking it away.
“Police officers found a receipt bearing the name of Natoolo’s brother and his contacts in the car,” he said.
Natoolo’s brother, according to Mr Kayima, became suspicious when his sister could not respond to his repeated phone calls.
He filed a case of a missing person on Tuesday. Police with the help of some residents opened Okot’s house where they discovered Natoolo’s body.
“Police had recorded a case of theft against Okot. The police was not aware of Natoolo’s murder until her brother filed a case of a missing person. We are now hunting for Okot to charge him with murder,” Mr Kayima said.
Natoolo’s body was taken to Mulago Hospital for a postmortem as investigation progress.
Natoolo is said to have been a banker at one of the city financial institutions while her boyfriend, now the prime suspect, has been working with one of the power companies in Uganda.