A Makerere University student was on Tuesday detained at Jinja Road police division on accusations of attacking and injuring his girlfriend, a student of Makerere University Business School (MUBS).
Mr Nyanzi Walakira allegedly assaulted Ms Eva Ejanga on suspicion that she is dating another man. The incident happened on Monday when suspect allegedly grabbed Ms Ejanga and punched her severely.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango, said both Ejanga and Walakira sustained injuries in the scuffle and they were taken to China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Naguru for treatment.
“Walakira sustained minor injuries and he was discharged within a short time. His alleged girlfriend is still in the hospital. We arrested Walakira on charges of attempted murder, because we suspect that his intention of going to MUBS from Makerere was perhaps to kill this girl,” SP Onyango said.
Police said statements had been recorded from eyewitnesses and they were waiting for Ms Ejanga’s health to improve and she gives an account on what transpired.
“Our investigations are still ongoing and we shall arraign this suspect in court to answer charges of attempted murder. He will tell court what drove him from Makerere up to MUBS to attack his alleged girlfriend,” SP Onyango said.
In November 2018, Immaculate Kebirungi, a post graduate student at Management, Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) in Nakawa, a Kampala suburb, was found dead and her room set ablaze in what appeared to be a cover-up.
Investigators established that Kebirungi’s death was orchestrated by her boyfriend who worked as a mechanic in Germany after learning that she was dating another man who she was allegedly about to introduced to her parents.
The suspect who reportedly sneaked back to Germany had reportedly footed the deceased’s education costs since secondary on promise that she was to get married to him.
Police arrested two people with hope that they could help in tracing for Kebirungi’s murderer, but their efforts were fruitless and the suspects were later released on bail since there was no evidence connecting them to the crime.
By Daily Monitor