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28 year old man killed in scuffle over UGX 3,000

Police in Kwania District have arrested three people in connection with the murder of a man identified as Moses Ekwang, 28, who was fatally assaulted on Sunday as he sought to recover UGX 3, 000.

It is said that the deceased, a resident of Amia Village, Aboko Parish, Aduku Sub-county in Kwania District, had escorted a friend on mission to recover UGX 3, 000 loaned to an elderly woman in the neighbourhood.

The two were however not given the money, which prompted them to forcefully take about 5kgs of maize grains leading to a confrontation. An eyewitness revealed that when the woman’s son identified as Tonny Ekut who was grazing saw them struggling for the maize, he rushed over and hit the deceased on the head with a stick.

Alfred Onac, the Amia Village LC1 Chairperson said he heard an alarm and he rushed to that home.

“I found people who were very angry and wanted to kill these three people who are now in police custody,” said Onac.

The main suspect and his parents were arrested on Sunday after an angry mob threatened to lynch them.

Patrick Jimmy, the North Kyoga region police spokesperson, confirmed the incident noting that the team in Kwania is yet to avail him with full details of what transpired.

The suspects are currently detained at Kwania Central Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.

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