Police in Rukungiri has arrested a couple over the death of their nine-year-old daughter whose body was recovered from a swamp near their home.
According to Elly Matte, the Kigezi regional Police Spokesperson, Danson Ampumuza was arrested together with his wife Barbara Ninsiima both residents of Kyeshero village, Nyabitete parish, Nuyanja sub-county in Rukungiri district over the death of her nine-year-old stepdaughter, one Mary Ninsiima.
“It’s alleged that on 11/07/2021, Ninsiima assaulted the nine-year-old stepdaughter to death when the father was a way.” Matte said.
He noted that the deceased’s dad Ampumuza was informed of the death but the couple hatched a plan in which they took and dumped the body in the nearby Kyesero swamp but later reported to police the disappearance of their daughter. The two are currently detained at Kigezi Regional police and investigations into the matter are underway.