Woman Beats Senior Army Officer to Death over Family Property

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The residents of Kizito Zone in Luweero Town Council have been gripped with fear following the murder of a senior UPDF officer by his own wife.

The Savanna Region Police spokesperson, Sam Twineamazima has identified the deceased as Sgt. Cosmas Oriema (47) and the suspect as Catherine Asaba (30).

It is alleged that the couple got misunderstandings from the plot of land and the house which they had just entered. The residents have alleged that the couple have been engaging into fights on a daily basis. Sgt. Oriema has been working from Makenke barracks in Mbarara district.

It has been alleged that Sgt. Oriema had bought a plot of land in which he built a house for his family but under unclear circumstances, the very property sparked off the misunderstandings and quarrels on a daily basis.

Twineamazima has however confirmed that Asaba managed to escape after committing the murder and that the search for her whereabouts has kicked off. He has asked the members of the public to liaise with police and feed them with information that will lead to Asaba’s arrest.

The deceased’s body has been taken to Kasana Health Centre IV as the investigations have also commenced.
Cases of domestic violence are currently on a rise in the county.

In that same reign, Police in Kampala on Tuesday arrested one of their own for shooting his wife dead following family misunderstandings.


The incident happened at around 5:00pm on Tuesday when Assistant Inspector of Police David Ogwang attached to Counter Terrorism police shot his wife at Jinja Road Police barracks where they were staying.

Cpl Jennifer Atino, who was shot dead by her husband, Ogwang, a fellow police officer.

“It’s alleged that today September 5, 2023 at around 5:15pm, AIP David Ogwang a police officer attached to Counter Terrorism police shot his wife dead with a pistol while at Jinja road police barracks where they have been staying. The deceased, who is his wife, has been identified as Cpl Atino Jennifer attached to the Very Important Person Protection Unit of Police (VIPPU) at Parliament,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said.

David Egwang, the suspect.

Onyango said the shooting arose out of a misunderstanding between the two lovers.

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