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Police officer’s daughter killed in “love fight”


The daughter to a police officer has been killed in what is believed to have been a love fight, the Nile Post has learnt.

Gorrete Arot, 25, the daughter to Superintendent of Police, Charles Opiko was killed on Sunday after a fight with her lover in Nsambya barracks.

“The victim had been in a relationship with Wycliff Ssebunya which resulted into a child, ” the deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye said on Monday.


She added that on the fateful day, the deceased went to Ssebunya’s house and found him with another girl and it is suspected a fight ensued leading to the death of Arot.

Namaye said Kabalagala police station has since arrested four people including Harriet Hawumba,19, a Cavendish University student, suspected to be a girlfriend to the key suspect Ssenabulya, who has also been arrested.

Other suspects in police custody include Watson Davis Kalyango,22 and John Julius Sseremba,22 and are currently detained at Kabalagala police station as investigations into the circumstances leading to the death of Arot continue.

Similar Incidents

There have been a number of incidents in which spouses have killed their loved ones following misunderstandings.

In 2013, Berry Ahabwe a primary school teacher staying in Kitaka Zone, Nyendo, a Masaka suburb was one morning found dead in what was believed to have been a result of a fight between him and her partner who was also found unconscious by neighbours.

In 2018, Police in Mukono arrested Jackie Nakku on suspicion that she had killed her husband in cold blood following a domestic dispute.
Police investigations found out that Nakku hit her husband with an iron bar killing him instantly but made an alarm at 2am alerting neighbors of his murder by unknown assailants.

Investigators on search found an iron bar inside the house which she had used to kill the husband after developing a misunderstanding.

Police in Entebbe, Wakiso District in January 2019 arrested Lillian Asasira for stabbing her husband John Owori to death after accusing him of having a sexual encounter with their housemaid

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