Woman accused of faking pregnancy drops dead in court
A 19year old lady identified as Olivia Nassanga who had been accused of faking a pregnancy has collapsed and died during her trial before Mityana magistrate’s court in Uganda.
According to the mother of the deceased; Rhoda Bukirwa, her daughter was presented in court for obtaining money by false pretense from her husband, Owen Kawuki while faking a pregnancy.
Nassanga was first remanded to Mityana prison before she was bailed out.
Her mother alleges her daughter who had gone to report her bail to court was given drinks by her husband, Kawuki containing chemical substances that eventually caused her death.
“My daughter had reported to court for her bail obligation where she was offered a drink by Kawuki, which we suspect contained some chemical substances that could have caused her death,” she said.
According to Ms Bukirwa, the confession was made by her daughter on her death-bed, “She told me Kawuki offered her a drink stating that the differences between them certainly don’t make them enemies.” she said.
A lawyer identified as Jamira Kalungi reportedly found the now deceased Nassanga, lying in court in a seemingly poor state, ahead of the hearing session. Ms Kalungi reportedly notified the deceased’s lawyer, Mr Apollo Kazungu who was already at court in a certain office.
Mr Kazungu, according to the deceased’s mother, in turn offered his car, which they used to rush Nassanga to the nearest health centre. She was later referred to Mityana General Hospital where she breathed her last.
The Wamala region police spokesperson Racheal Kawala says the suspect who is her husband has been arrested to help in investigations.
Kawala adds that the body of the deceased has been taken to Mityana general hospital pending a postmortem report.
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