Speaking to journalists at his office yesterday, Songwe Regional Police Commander, Janeth Magomi said the incident occurred on January 13 this year.
She said Kibona’s neighbours reported on her disappearance to the police station whereas the force assigned its officers to start conducting investigations. She said that after a few days police recovered Kibona’s burnt body in a nearby valley.
“Investigation reports indicate that her body was burned before it was dumped in a nearby valley. We also observed that the body was hit by a sharp object on the back. We are holding her husband for further investigations; we want him to tell us why he took such actions,” said the RPC.
Mlale Ward Councilor, Yotamu Ndile said the incident occurred on January 13 after the couple disagreed on some arguments. He claimed that the deceased was seven months pregnant.
Bulambya Division Officer, Joyce Chale urged the residents to stop taking laws into their hands. She called on the villagers to build a culture of reporting violence incidents to the police.
She said the village government will continue to educate villagers on the adverse impacts of gender based violence.