A murder suspect in Gomba has confessed to the murder of his colleague but denied having done it with a sober mind
The incident occurred on Friday night after a brawl at the home of Matiya Ddamulira, a trader in Nkoma village, Mpenja sub-county in Gomba district.
Police in Gomba district is stuck with a suspected murderer, Zabayo Malusugampologoma, 40 said to have killed another local, Gerald Kikutteyo also aged 40.
Upon interrogation, Malusugampologoma admitted to the killing but denied having committed the offence with a proper mind. ‘It was not my intention to kill him. It was the powers of the ancestral spirits that had possessed me at the time,’ Zabayo told the police.
The incident occurred on Friday night after a brawl at the home of Matiya Ddamulira, a trader in Nkoma village, Mpenja sub county in Gomba district. The fight sparked at 11 pm when a couple of workers engaged in a quarrel that escalated into a fight eventually leaving one dead.
“Zabayo knocked Kikutteyo on the head and got a machete and cut him leading to his death. When he noticed that he had killed his colleague, Zabayo removed the body from the bedroom they were sharing and dumped it in the compound of my house,’ Ddamulira, a witness to the incident told the officers at Kanoni police station in Gomba district.
Relatedly in a court sentence for Brian Bagyenda, a son to the ISO boss, the judge ruled out the idea that Brian was not fine when he committed the offense. This precedent implies Zabayo’s plea may not be considered especially if he insists he was possessed by ancestral spirits. The law may not place the divine forces in cognition.