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‘He financed her college education, she refused to marry him, he shot her dead’

James Paulo told police that he had planned to marry Beatha Kafuru after she graduates from college. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

A 27-year-old police officer attached to anti-graft agency in Tanzania (Takururu) has been arrested after he allegedly killed his girlfriend for “refusing to marry him”.

James Paulo allegedly fired three bullets into the head of his lover, Beatha Kafuru, killing her on the spot.

The incident happened at the suspect’s home in Tunduru, Ruvuma.

Authorities told Tanzanian news outlets that Paulo killed his girlfriend after she refused to marry him despite the suspect financing her college education.

Kafuru completed her diploma in nursing course recently.

Paulo told police that he had planned to marry Kafuru, whom he shares a child with, once she was out of school.

Police recovered a Browning rifle and eight rounds of ammunition from the scene of crime.


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