Police in Kagera Region, Tanzania have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of killing his 28-year-old lover and her daughter.
Derick Dambuve killed the two after his lover, Helda Amon, who had carried her child to Derick‚Äôs place, engaged in sexual intercourse with Derick‚Äôs roommate identified as Kajere Ibrahim.
Kagera regional police boss, Revocatus Malimi, told Tanzanian news outlet,¬†Global Publishers, that the incident occurred at the suspect‚Äôs home in Mukoma Village in Ngara District, Northwest Tanzania last Saturday, August 22.
Police say Derick‚Äôs lover, Helda, had gone to Mukoma village for open market day, when she and the suspect met.
‚ÄúHelda, a married woman, had carried her daughter, Gladness, with her to the market. Later that day, she went into a bar, where she met Derick,‚ÄĚ said Malimi, the Kagera regional police boss.
‚ÄúThe two liked each other, and Helda agreed to accompany Derick to his home for the night. Derick, who is a mason, still had some work to complete. As a result, he asked his friend, identified as Alex Gray, to take Helda to his (Alex‚Äôs) home, where he (Derick) would later pick her from.
‚ÄúBefore leaving for work, Derick bought Helda and Alex alcohol. Later that evening, Alex took Helda to Derick‚Äôs house believing he (Derick) had already returned home from work.
‚ÄúHowever, Helda found Derick‚Äôs door locked, and was, as a result, forced to wait outside.‚ÄĚ
The police boss said while Helda was waiting for Derick to return home, his roommate, Kajere, arrived and ushered the mother-and-child into the house.
‚ÄúKajere seduced Helda. Shortly after knowing each other, the two engaged in sexual intercourse. The incident happened in Derick‚Äôs house. As they were still immersed in intimacy, Derick arrived unannounced, catching the two in bed.
‚ÄúKajere managed to escape, leaving Helda and her daughter behind. An enraged Derick picked all manner of crude weapons and struck Helda on different parts of her body. Eventually, Derick picked a barbell (weight lifting equipment) and smashed it against Helda‚Äôs chest, killing her on the spot.
‚ÄúDerick killed Helda as her daughter, Gladness, watched. The child, who is below five years, began crying on seeing her mother lying motionless in a pool of blood. A livid Derick picked the same weight lifting equipment he‚Äôd just used to kill Helda, and smashed it against the child, killing her instantly.
Derick is being held in lawful custody at a Kagera police station. He will, upon completion of investigations, be charged with causing the deaths of Helda and her child.
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