13-Year-Old Girl Arrested Over Killing 15 Year Old Boy

Police in Entebbe has arrested a 13-year-old girl accused of stabbing to death 15-year-old who was allegedly disturbing her.

Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said the incident happened yesterday at around 7pm at Nakawuka Zone B, Kajjansi Town Council.

Police have identified the victim as Sadiq Matovu who met his death by stabbing. ASP Owoyesigyire said the suspect after stabbing Matovu took herself to police. She was arrested and a team of detectives were quickly sent to the scene.

“When a 13-year-old girl stabbed Sadiq Matovu, 15 years of age, she reported to police after the incident. She was arrested and police dispatched at the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment, but died on the way. The deceased sustained injuries on the left side of the chest,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.

Matovu’s body was later conveyed to the city mortuary at Mulago for a post mortem. But shocking details regarding murder indicate that while the suspect was at her mother’s workplace, Faith Namawejje, in Nakawuka, the deceased [Matovu] with 14 other boys started assaulting her.

“In self-defense, she allegedly picked the knife and stabbed Sadiq in the chest. The killer weapon has been recovered and exhibited. The file is being processed and will be forwarded to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for advice,” ASP Owoyesigyire further explained.

Ever since schools were closed in a bid to control the spread of Covid19, parents have introduced their children to their business such as shop attendance, market vending and others are being equipped with hands on skills in garages, carpentry and tailoring workshops.