Congolese woman killed over house, suspect arrested in Dowa

A 30-year-old Congolese woman has been killed by his alleged lover over a house she was renting in.

The deceased has been identified as Jane Shorga whereas the suspect is Gabilongo Muho Shukiru aged 34, both from South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The incident happened on Monday afternoon, November 2 2020 within Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District.

It is alleged that the deceased and the suspect were in a love affair and the deceased is said to have rented one of the houses belonging to the suspect, being his lover.

The deceased wanted to take over the house she was renting by writing an ownership letter as if it was written by the suspect handing over the house to the deceased.

This however did not go well with the suspect who thought intervention from the zone leaders who also told the suspect that they had seen the letter and its handover that the house belongs to the deceased.

This promoted the suspect to become furious and went to confront the deceased. The two started quarreling whereby the suspect took a sharp knife and stabbed the deceased near the right collar bone.

The deceased sustained a deep cut wound and lost a lot of blood.

The matter was reported to police, who in turn visited the scene.

Postmortem conducted at Dzaleka Health Centre revealed that death was caused due to a deep cut wound near the collar bone and severe loss of blood, both internal and external injuries.

The suspect will appear before court soon to answer a charge of murder.

Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha,
Dowa Police Public Relations Officer (PRO).

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