A 26-year-old Ugandan presenter at a local radio station was stabbed to death by his girlfriend for allegedly cheating on her.
The deceased identified as Allan Mandela, also known as Sports King Mateeka, was a sports commentator at Hunter Radio based in Rwentuha Town Council, Igara East in Bushenyi District.
Allan was found on Friday morning, February 12, at about 5am in a pool of blood in his room that is just behind his workplace in Rwentuha town council. His body was taken to Bushenyi Health Center IV for postmortem.
The Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Martial Tumusiime, who confirmed the incident said that the suspect, Loice Tihainomwangire, a receptionist at BFM radio station in Bushenyi Municipality, has been arrested.
Mr Tumusiime said that Mateeka was stabbed with a metallic object in the throat. He added that Tihainomwangire moved to Mateeka’s house on Thursday and spent a night.
“We have the suspect in our custody, we arrested her from the scene where she had locked herself,” said Mr Tumusiime.
Rogers Akandwanaho, the station manager at Hunter FM says that the two have been in a relationship for almost two and half years and had separated, but later reunited.
According to Akandwanaho, on Friday morning, they heard screams from Mateeka’s room and when they broke into the room, Tihainomwangire attempted to flee but got arrested.
“I had stopped them from bringing girls in their rooms around the workplace and how the suspect came in last night I don’t know. We only had noise in the morning, she tried to escape but my staff stopped her and she locked herself inside and called police that came and arrested her,” he said.