A woman is in police custody on allegations of poisoning her husband while in custody at Kayunga Police Station. Rebecca Lukusi is suspected to have poisoned her husband, Habib Tayitika at Kayunga police station on Wednesday last week.
Lukusi is a resident of Kalidasi village in Kangulumira sub-county.
According to preliminary information, Lukusi visited the police station on Wednesday and convinced officers that she wanted to chat with her husband who was in custody for cattle theft and obtaining money by false pretense.
Detectives allowed Lukusi to meet Tayitika in the compound where they had a private conversation for some minutes. Tayitika developed stomach complications less than an hour after meeting his wife.
Quoting preliminary findings by detectives, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said that officers searched Tayitika and found him with purple sugar-like crystals.
He explained that attempts to give him first aid proved futile as his condition was fast deteriorating. They rushed him to Kangulumira Health IV where he was pronounced dead on Thursday morning.
According to Enanga, police proceeded to Lukusi’s home where they recovered more purple sugar-like crystals and arrested her.
Available information indicated that Tayitika was scheduled to appear in court on Friday last week when the Resident State Attorney (RSA) sanctioned the file.
However, the meeting he had with his wife on Wednesday afternoon resulted in his demise on Thursday morning.
Samples of the suspected poison and the deceased’s body were brought to Kampala for examination.
It is reported that Lukusi has since been moved to Ssezibwa region headquarters as she awaits to appear in court for murder.
Detectives are currently following leads that Tayitika being a renowned cattle trader might have felt embarrassed and asked his wife to bring him poison instead of going to court.
There are also claims that the couple had misunderstandings emanating from the deceased’s conduct, which could have pushed his wife to end his life.