KAMPALA: Social media has been awash with posts of a woman seeking authorities’ help to hunt down her boyfriend, whom she accused of robbing her household items.
However, the latest development indicates that the man did not steal the household items but rather relocated them to his sister’s house.
According to the police statement, the woman, Namasere Winnie, aged 25, a resident of Kyebando Central Zone, filed a complaint at Kanyanya Police on February 3, 2024, alleging that her boyfriend, Lukyamuzi Timothy, aged 26, had taken her household items without permission.
“Upon investigation, it was determined that in February 2024, Winnie left their shared residence due to domestic issues and sought refuge at her sister’s place, Nakasita Evelyn, in Namavundu Gayaza, Wakiso District,” reads the police statement in part.
The woman informed police that she received a call from her boyfriend informing her that he had relocated their belongings to an undisclosed location following an eviction notice from their landlord.
However, she attempted to reach out to him for more details, but he was unreachable, prompting her to report the incident to the police as a case of domestic violence and theft.
The man voluntarily presented himself to the police and provided his statement, denying any intention of theft. He explained that he had transferred the belongings to his sister’s workplace for safekeeping while he searched for alternative housing.
“The missing items were recovered at his sister’s workplace with the assistance of the police,” said the police.
It is reported that both parties have agreed to temporarily separate their belongings as they work towards resolving their domestic issues amicably.