Husband beats wife to death over denial of conjugal rights


The territorial police in West Nile Region and Ayivu East Central Police Station, have in custody, one Agunda James, a 48-year-old, peasant of Obaru cell, Ombokolo ward, for the murder by assault, of his wife, Chandiru Judith, aged 23, on the night of 1.03.2024, over denial of conjugal rights.

The facts gathered indicate that the couple has been sharing their marital beds but without sexual affairs after the victim accused her husband of having extramarital affairs.

During the night of 1.03.2024, the suspect picked a quarrel with a wife, and she left the bed for him and slept down on another mattress.

The angered husband followed and grabbed her, then hit her around the ribs and the victim fell down on the floor and succumbed to the injuries.

 The suspect went and handed himself over to the police as the body of the victim was examined and handed over to the relatives for burial.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the incident revealing that police continue to register gruesome murders in domestic setting, of spouses, especially women/wives by their husbands, over denial of conjugal rights and other extra-marital concerns.

 He appealed to the public that every spouse, partner or lover has a right to life, which has to be respected instead of taking the law in one’s hands.