Man Kills Friend Over Woman

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Sowali Kamulya, the Bukedi Region Police Spokesperson, says they area also holding Obbos girlfriend, Sheron Akollo. He says following the death of Napoyeti the trio fled but they were apprehended by police on Wednesday with the help of residents.

Busia Police are holding a man and his accomplice accused of killing his friend over his girlfriend. The suspect is Brian Ibrahim Obbo.

Obbo was arrested along with Fred Akello for stabbing to death his friend, Esay Napoyeti on Saturday last week. The suspects stabbed Napoyeti accusing him of being in a relationship with Obbo's girlfriend.

Sowali Kamulya, the Bukedi Region Police Spokesperson, says they are also holding Obbo's girlfriend, Sheron Akollo. He says following Napoyeti's death the trio fled but they were apprehended by police on Wednesday with the help of residents.

He explains trouble started when the deceased found Ibrahim with Akollo at a drinking joint in Nagwe village in Western Division in Busia Municipality. Kamulya says Napoyeti requested to talk with Akollo away from the group, which annoyed Obbo.  

He says Obbo later mobilised his friends who assaulted the deceased and stabbed him. He says Napoyeti died while being rushed to Tororo Main hospital due to excessive loss of blood.

Police preliminary investigations show that the two friends were dating the same girl. Kamulya says they are processing the suspect's file before presenting it to the Resident State Attorney for advice.