According to residents, Ekimu had been sighted on Monday going about his normal duties and they wondered how he died suddenly.
As a result, the residents pointed accusing fingers at the deceased’s girlfriend.
The angry residents attempted to stone the deceased’s girlfriend but they were restrained by the former Katakwi deputy resident district commissioner, Mr Vincent Enomu, a close relative of the deceased. Police arrived shortly at the scene and took away the suspect.
According to Mr Enomu, it was unlawful to lay hands on a suspect since there was no evidence that she killed the deceased.