TERRIBLE! Prisons officer killed by his police lover, suspect arrested


Police in Kampala have kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a male officer  prison officer was killed by his lover who is also a police officer

According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened on Sunday at Luzira Prison barracks when Lance Corporal Wilfred Okori, a prisons officer got an understanding with his wife, Probation Police Constable, Mercy Alowo, a police officer attached to Kabalagala Police Station.

“The altercation arose from a domestic dispute regarding finances and phone matters, escalating throughout the day. The situation culminated in the suspect, Alowo Mercy, fatally stabbing her husband, Okori Wilfred, as he left for work,” Owoyesigyire said.

He noted that despite immediate assistance, the prisons officer succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the medical facility.

A separate statement by the Uganda Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine indicated that the victim was rushed to Luzira Prisons staff clinic from where he was pronounced dead.

“The prison security apprehended the culprit and handed her to police for further management,” Baine said.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, a murder case has been opened on  CRB: 064/2024 as investigations continue.

“ The crime scene was thoroughly examined by specialized teams, witness statements recorded, and the murder weapon, a knife, was recovered.”

Owoyesigyire however condemned the incident that he said is regrettable.

“The Uganda Police Force and the Uganda Prisons service are working together to ascertain what exactly led to the murder, a thorough investigations will continue to unfold. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the deceased during this difficult time.”