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Jilted lover admits killing two female varsity students

Justine Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal (R) after arrest

Justine Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal (R) after arrest

A Congolese national has confessed to the murder of two university students whose bodies were found rotting in a rented room in Kakeeka division, Rubaga division earlu this week.

The suspect identified as Justine Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal is believed to have been an ex-boyfriend to one of the victims. He was arrested on Monday while trying to leave Uganda through Entebbe airport.
The decomposing bodies of the two female students identified as Hulda Njiba and Safi were discovered on January 6 - three days after their death. Police was informed of the death by neighbours after a foul stench originating from their room engulfed the neighbourhood.  

Police broke the door and found the two dead. Preliminary findings indicate that Njiba and Safi were poisoned. Although there was no sign of struggle or injuries on the two bodies, one of the girls was found with a knife in her hand.

Malimali has since confessed to the crime, describing it as a kidnap gone bad. In his statement, Malimali says he kidnapped Njiba and Safi with the hope that their families would pay a ransom for them. The students, however, failed to cooperate forcing him to kill them.

Njiba, a resident of Entebbe had been reported missing on January 4, 2019 at Entebbe police station by her parents. 

Malimali's confession statement is however contradicted by statements of the neighbours and the landlord who says he was in a relationship with one of the girls with whom they were regularly seen together. 

Despite the confession, detectives at Old Kampala Police Station have continued investigating their initial lead which looked at the murder as a crime of passion. Police investigations indicate that Njiba had started a new relationship with another man and could have been killed out of envy.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the confession. At the time of his arrest, Malimali was moving with a woman who was also arrested. The woman's identity is being protected by police on the ground that her link to the murder is yet to be established.

Comments

0 #1 Lakwena 2019-01-14 08:00
In other words, it is "Crime and Punishment". It is as if killers would themselves never die.

The evil that drives some people into the mastery of violence and murdering others is disturbing.

Suppose these girls were his (Malimali) sisters. Why would a Congolese (I hope not a refugee) come to Uganda only to murder two girls, and leave them rot in muziggo?

Like the Nigerians, I have never trusted Congolese: The are generally dubious.
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0 #2 Concerned Ugandan 2019-01-14 13:04
Quoting Lakwena:
... Like the Nigerians, I have never trusted Congolese: The are generally dubious.


Let us avoid stereotyping. This heinous crime could have just as easily been committed by a Ugandan.

The fact that this suspect is Congolese should not be grounds to indict a whole nation!
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0 #3 eric L 2019-01-14 13:05
This is a very painful loss.
I however in years would like to appreciate the professionalism shown by Luke in the last part of the story where it's said police has refused to disclose the identity of the woman this killer was moving with.

That's a good level of communication and intelligence maturity.

Many times the likes of Kayihura and Opondo would tell who the culprits were and then tell the nation that at the same time they are still investigating to find the culprits in the same sentence!!
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0 #4 Lakwena 2019-01-14 16:14
Quoting Concerned Ugandan:
Quoting Lakwena:
... Like the Nigerians, I have never trusted Congolese: The are generally dubious.


Let us avoid stereotyping. This heinous crime could have just as easily been committed by a Ugandan.

The fact that this suspect is Congolese should not be grounds to indict a whole nation!


Concerned Ugandan, it is not about stereotype. It is a fact/culture.

I have met and/or studied with Nigerians and Congolese in Europe, US and the far East. These guys are shameless/make all Africans look bad (problem itself) they can easily leave in tight spots.

Besides, they are loud/noisy wherever they are. They are embarrassing, especially where people are mindful and sensitive about others quietude.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2019-01-14 16:27
And unless you are not a Ugandans, already we have had enough of foreigners killing innocent Ugandans from an official capacity and position of power.

E.g., in 1971 Amin engaged Sudanese and Nubians to butcher Acholi and Langi, and later turned on every Ugandan who challenged his life-presidency.

Because of Mr. M7 fighting for himself, as refugee in Ugandan, didn't Gen Kagame kill Ugandans in Luwero and Kasese?

In other words, don't turn me on! It is bad enough for any Ugandan to kill another Ugandan (abomination), but it is a different ball game, when an alien kills a Uganda (war).
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0 #6 fk 2019-01-14 17:33
And some people want to see the death sentence abolished!! Really?!

What do you do with people like this fellow? Even death is not enough punishment!
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