Lira, Uganda | URN | Police in Lira in the Northern Region of Uganda is holding Sam Obongo for allegedly killing his wife by strangulation after denying him sex.
The deceased is 22-year-old Jillian Apio. Mr. Obongo was arrested on Wednesday 7, July 2021 morning when he reportedly confessed to killing Apio. He initially claimed that his wife fell ill and died, prompting Apio’s father to report the matter to the police.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga region police spokesperson, says that the deceased’s body was found lying in their marital home.
A source says that the suspect has been repeatedly threatening to kill Apio for denying him sex yet he paid bride price for her. Apio previously accused Obongo of habitual adultery.
Police have entered a case of murder at Lira Central Police Station vide CRB 754/2021. The deceased’s body is lying at Lira Regional Referral hospital for postmortem.