Kibaale Man Held For Illegally Operating On His Wife

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In short
In his statement at Kakumiro police station, Mujib explains that after the death of his wife he decided to operate her to remove the fetus so that it is buried separately from its mother’s body because he couldn't afford paying for an operation in the hospital.

Kibaale police are holding a man accused of operating on his deceased wife to extract a fetus. The suspect has only identified as Mujib, a resident of Kabulubutu Butologo Sub County in Mubende District. Mujib, who is detained at Kakumiro police station, was picked up on Monday after he allegedly operated his deceased wife on Sunday morning to remove a fetus. 

In his statement at Kakumiro police station, Mujib explains that after the death of his wife he decided to operate her to remove the fetus so that it is buried separately from its mother’s body because he couldn’t afford to pay the operation in the hospital.

According to Mujib, after the operation he buried the fetus and took the remains of his wife to her parent’s home in Kyabasaiaja village in Bwanswa Sub County in Kibaale district later in the evening for burial. 

Trouble for Mujib started on Monday morning after relatives of his deceased wife led by her father Christopher Mutaale discovered the crude cut on her abdomen raising fear that she could have been murdered by her husband. Mutaale tasked Mujib to produce a medical report showing that her daughter had been operated in hospital in vain.

He dismissed claims by Mujib that he had operated his deceased wife to extract the fetus saying that her daughter could have been a victim of murder. 

Mujib was immediately whisked off to police after a group of residents threatened to lynch him.

Charles Okello, the Officer in charge of Kakumiro Police station, says a postmortem examination carried on the deceased shows that her uterus burst and the fetus was removed.  He says that the postmortem report also shows that the deceased had excessive blood clots, despite the fact that it does not indicate whether the deceased was operated before or after death. 

Okello says they are yet to establish whether Mujib murdered his wife or he carried out an operation with intentions of removing the fetus as he claims.  He says they are still shocked with the action of the suspect. Okello says they have launched investigations into the incident saying the suspect faces murder charges.