Apac, Uganda | URN | Apac Police have launched a manhunt for a man accused of killing his relative over Shillings 2,000.
The suspect is Andrew Onono, a resident of Atek village Abyebuti parish in Apac Sub County. He is wanted for stabbing Moses Ongu Jogo in the neck using a kitchen knife over a dispute of Shillings 2,000.
Joel Omunu, an eye witness says the deceased gave Onono Shillings 2,000 so as to use his smart phone for a day. However, the phone failed to work prompting Jogo to approach the suspect for a refund, which led to a fight.
“The fact that his phone was down he went to borrow his brother’s phone who demanded Shillings 2000,” he said. According to Omunu, the decease had just returned home from Nwoya district where he is was involved in farming.
Apac District Police Commander, Philip Mukasa confirmed the incident, saying they have launched a manhunt for the suspect. “Yes it is true we have received that report. We are searching for the suspect,” Mukasa said.
The deceased’s body is lying at Aduku HCIV in Kwania district. The incident comes barely a week after Jimmy Okabo, a resident of Olilim Sub County in Otuke district was stabbed to death over Shillings 300 he won in gambling.
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Okabo was reportedly stabbed in the back by his friend Okello Oje while struggling for the money they won after playing card in a Starch Factory B in Adyel Division Lira Municipality. He was rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital but died at the gate.
The suspect is also still at large. The main suspect in this case has since disappeared and his whereabouts remain unknown. The body of the decease has been taken for postmortem at Aduku HCIV in Kwania district while the accused was still on the run.