Police have launched investigations into circumstances under which a man committed suicide after losing shs7 million to a prostitute.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the incident happened at Channel 3 Lodge in Wakimese zone, Kyengera Town Council Wakiso District when Herbert Namugera committed suicide.
“Its alleged that the deceased left Ssembabule District and came to process his travel documents in preparation for employment abroad. He however got an adult entertainer a one Brenda who stole all his money amounting to Shs 7 million,” Onyango said.
He said the deceased who was now confused, called his best friend Mohamad Lwiga who escorted him to report the theft case to Kyengera police station vide SD REF 21/10/03/2023.
Onyango said police looked for Brenda the entire day within the area but failed to trace her after being told she had shifted
“On the 11th/03/2023 at around 0930hrs, the lodge attendants knocked on the door where Namugera was but there was no response. When they peeped from the bathroom window, they saw him hanging in the bathroom. He had committed suicide and they reported the matter to police.” He said
Onyango said a team of Police officers visited the scene, examined and documented it whereas the body was taken to Mulago city mortuary for postmortem.
“The deceased Namugera used a bedsheet which he tied on the pole inside the bathroom roof to commit suicide.”
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