A 26-year-old man has been accused of killing his 28-year-old lover and her daughter.

According to reports,the suspect ,Derick Dambuve killed the two after catching  his lover red handed engaging in s*xual intercourse with his roommate.

Police say Derick’s lover, Helda, had gone to Mukoma village for open market day, when she and the suspect met.

“Helda, 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,” said Malimi, the Kagera regional police boss.

“The 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’s) home, where he (Derick) would later pick her from.

“Before leaving for work, Derick bought Helda and Alex alcohol. Later that evening, Alex took Helda to Derick’s house believing he (Derick) had already returned home from work.

“However, Helda found Derick’s door locked, and was, as a result, forced to wait outside.”

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.

“Kajere seduced Helda. Shortly after knowing each other, the two engaged in s*xual intercourse.

Unfortunate for the pair, Derick arrived unannounced to catch them in the act

“Kajere 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’s chest, killing her on the spot.

“Derick 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’d 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.