Police operatives in Rukungiri District, Uganda, have nabbed a man in connection with the killing of a High School student, Brenda Ankunda.
Ankunda was murdered a day to her last Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination.
The suspect, in his middle 20s, was said to be in a relationship with the deceased.
The Police nabbed the suspect in an electronics shop near Rwenshama stage in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday, April 12.
Detectives zeroed in on him after print-outs of telephone call logs disclosed that the suspect was the last person to have a conversation with Ankunda before she met a brutal death.
A police team led by Mr Victor Arimpa, the deputy Criminal Investigations Department officer at Rukungiri Central Police Station, also searched the suspect’s residence in Farmer’s Village, Rukungiri Municipality. It remained unclear whether they retrieved any items.
Ankunda, a resident of Bugangari Sub-County in Rukungiri, was killed a day to the completion of her UCE examinations. She had left home saying she was going to school to prepare for her final paper.
Her body was retrieved from Kahengye stream on March 31 and taken to Rwakabengo Health Centre III mortuary where it was identified by the relatives and taken for burial.
Police said it was premature to speculate about possible motive of the killing and believe other suspects are still at large.