The residents of Buwama Town, Mpijji District are in a big shock after the killing of the Female Muslim leader whose body was found stripped naked. The Late Hajjat Nabaweesi has been a leader of Muslim women in Buwama Town Council and a Mu-alimat at Buwama Masjid-Noor (Mosque).
The deceased was living with an eight year old boy and a two year old girl. According to the eight year boy, he told police that he got scared in the night after seeing a stranger in their house.
“I was in my bed and saw a man trying to fight with the grandmother. After realizing that I was awake, he shouted and ordered me to cover my head with the blanket but I kept peeping through it. …..He used the torchlight of a (grandmother’s) phone to do everything. He even bathed from our sitting room and after, he left,” the boy said.
Mr Josephat Mbonigaba, the Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence department at Buwama Police Station said that she was attacked by yet to be identified people in the night but confirmed that a one Ismah Shafik was arrested and detained to help with the investigation.
“We used our (police) sniffer dog to get the suspect and what amused everyone is to find him in an 80meters distance from the Scene of Crime while making bricks. However, we are yet to find out what or who exactly killed the Sheikhat,” he said.
By press time, the body had been taken to Gombe Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“The suspect(s) could have taken advantage of power blackout in the area to kill our friend. Unfortunately, she was staying with two young ones (her grandchildren) who couldn’t even make an alarm to alert the neighbours. The motive behind her killing is still unclear but we pray to God that police gets the real killers,” Mr. Desire Ssempijja, vice chairperson of Buwama ‘A’ LCI said.