Police in Mangochi have arrested Allie Rico Pilo, 23, who is suspected to have stabbed to death his friend, Mussah Dinde, 21, after the duo quarreled over love affairs.
According to Mangochi Police Station Publica Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi the incident occurred on the night of August 24, 2021 at Saiti Mkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.
It is reported that, the two were staying in the same village, but had been picking cold fights over a woman they both fell in love with.
“On this fateful day, Dinde left his father’s house to attend a disco party nearby his home. Few minutes after his arrival, the suspect who arrived first at the disco advanced towards him and stabbed his fellow on the neck with a knife before fleeing. Dinde fell unconscious due to heavy bleeding. He was taken to Mangochi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival and postmortem results indicated severe loss of blood as the cause of the death,” said Daudi.
The suspect who was on the run for some days, has now been arrested at Katema area where he was hiding.
He will appear before court after the completion of paperwork to answer murder charge which contravenes section 209 of the Penal Code.
Pilo hails from Saiti nkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.
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