A 26-year-old Ugandan presenter at a local radio station identified as Allan Mandela, was stabbed to death by his girlfriend over alleged report that the deceased cheated on her.
Allan Mandela, also known as Sports King Mateeka, was until his death a sports commentator and analyst at Hunter Radio based in Rwentuha Town Council, Igara East in Bushenyi District.
Allan was discovered on Friday morning, February 12, at about 5am in a pool of blood in his residence that is just behind his workplace in Rwentuha town council. His body was rushed to Bushenyi Health Center IV for autopsy.
Mr Martial Tumusiime, the spokesperson of the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police, who confirmed the incident said that the suspect, Loice Tihainomwangire, a receptionist at BFM radio station in Bushenyi Municipality, has been apprehended.
Mr Tumusiime added that Mateeka was stabbed in his throat with a metallic object. He added that Tihainomwangire moved to Mateeka’s house on Thursday and slept over.
“We have the suspect in our custody, we arrested her from the scene where she had locked herself,” said Mr Tumusiime.
The station manager at Hunter FM, Rogers Akandwanaho, says the two have been in a relationship for almost two and half years and had separated, but later got back together.
Akandwanaho on Friday morning, said they heard screams from Mateeka’s room and when they broke into the room, Tihainomwangire made attempt 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.