Police to question bank bosses over Barbra Zalwango disappearance

Barbra Zalwango, a former staff with United Bank of Africa, went missing last week and her decomposing body was found in a banana plantation in Lugazi. Police are interested in knowing why the bank's management did not report her disappearance

CRIME | Police have summoned top management of United Bank of Africa (UBA) for investigations over possible participation in the disappearance and murder of former staff Barbra Zalwango.

According to sources from CID Kampala Metropolitan, Police have been compelled to summon the bank top management for concealing information and not bothering to report the day Zalwango was kidnapped or went missing.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson C/ASP Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the summons.

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“Its true that the OC CID at CPS, Joshua Tusingwire, summoned the bank top management and they are to appear on Wednesday to record statements but we can’t avail you with much information per now,” Luke said in the telephone interview.

Late Zalwango, who was working with UBA, went missing last week. He decomposing body was found in Lugazi, Buikwe District.

Zalwango, 36, a resident of Lunyo in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District, was reported missing by her husband, a one Mabusi.

She was last seen at Shoprite on Entebbe Road.

“She was on her way to our farm in Kakiri before all her numbers went off,” the husband said in a statement.

Her body was discovered in the banana plantation by a one Nnalongo who was said to have been alerted to the presence of the body in her garden by stray dogs that were roaming about.

An empty one-litre container of lava pesticide, a toxic substance that is also used in fumigation, was found near her body.

Also recovered at the scene, Police said, was a small maroon bag containing a mobile phone, Shs12,000 and some coins. There was also a knife and a suspected suicide note.

Words indicating that the body was of Barbra Zalwango, ‘granddaughter of Iga’, were found scribbled in first person narrative on a khaki envelope thrown close to where the body lay.

Police sources say relatives of the deceased claimed that the handwriting used in scribbling the note was Zalwango’s.

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