23-Year-Old Man Arrested for Killing Friend Over Girlfriend

Tepani Daudi Tepani Daudi - file photo

Police in Mangochi have arrested Allie Rico Pilo, 23, for suspecting him to have stabbed to death his friend, whom they have identified as Mussah Dinde, 21, over love affair.

According to Mangochi Police Spokesperson, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, the incident occurred on the night of August 24, 202, at Saiti Mkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in the district.

"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 and on this fateful day, Dinde left his father's house to attend a disco party near 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," she said.

Dinde fell unconscious due to heavy bleeding and 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, according to Tepani Daudi.

"The suspect who was on the run for some days, has now been arrested at Katema area where he was hiding,” explained Tepani Daudi.

Pilo hails from Saiti nkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi and will appear before court after the completion of paperwork to answer murder charge which contravenes section 209 of the Penal Code.

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