Police in Jinja District are holding a 26-year-old man for allegedly attempting to kill his 22-year-old girlfriend who reportedly refused to cohabit with him.
The incident, according to preliminary police investigations, happened at around 4am on Wednesday at Walukuba West Village, Walukuba Division in Jinja municipality.
The Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Abbey Ngako, identified the suspect as Jackson Otimong and the victim as Geralyn Okurut, both residents of the same village.
According to Mr Ngako, the suspect visited his girlfriend at her place, demanding that they start cohabiting as husband and wife, a suggestion she declined.
“He then sliced her neck once and she overpowered him and fled to residents who rushed her to hospital,” Mr Ngako said.
He added that after investigations, the suspect will be taken to court to face attempted murder charges.
Ms Okurut, who is currently admitted at Jinja regional referral hospital, said her boyfriend visited, demanding to stay ‘forever’ yet she had reportedly told him to first visit her parents and formalise the relationship first.
Credit: Daily Monitor