Police in Lira District are holding a 45-year-old man
on allegations of stabbing his son to death.
The suspect is identified as Alfonse Okwir, a resident
of Abongo-rwot village, Abongo-rwot parish, Agali Sub-county in Lira District.
It’s alleged that on Wednesday evening, Okwir stabbed
his 22-year-old son identified as Ceaser Eran in a struggle for a mobile phone on which money had been sent.
Preliminary reports indicate that the deceased
together with his father had done casual labor whose payment of 7,000
shillings was sent through mobile money into his father’s phone.
However, since the money reached late when the mobile
money points in the area had closed, the old man suggested that the money be
withdrawn in the morning, something which did not go down well for Eran who
wanted to find ways of withdrawing the money that evening.
A scuffle ensued as the boy forced his hand into his
father’s pocket to remove the phone, forcing his dad to stab him with a kitchen
knife and killing him instantly.
James Ekaju, the North Kyoga Police spokesperson confirmed
the incident saying one person; father to the deceased has been arrested in
connection to the murder.
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The man has been charged for murder under SD reference
886/2020 as investigations continues.
The officer advised locals to find peaceful means of
solving problems instead of violence.