By Ambrose Kweronda
Another suspect in the murder of Kabale businessman Moses Akampurira has finally been arrested by police following a tip off by the residents.
According to Elly Maate the Kigezi region police mouthpiece, the suspect Emmanuel Arinaitwe Alias Babu 28 years was arrested today 07/09/2021 at around 0600hrs from Rwakaraba in Kabale municipality.
Emmanuel together with two others identified as Kakofira and Akankwasa Jasper while at J and T bar allegedly stabbed Moses Akampurira, a resident of Kitumba sub-county in Kabale district on August 1st, 2021 in a fight over a woman at the pub.
It is alleged that Akampurira tried to stop the trio from snatching the woman leading to a scuffle, in which Kakofira stabbed him in the stomach with a knife.
He was rushed to Kabale Regional Referral hospital where he breathed his last due to excessive bleeding.
Police later arrested Akankwasa who implicated Kakofira for stabbing the deceased. On 11th August 2021 evening, police asked Akankwasa to call Kakofira and Emmanuel to meet him in Rushaki eucalyptus forest for a deal.
The suspects showed up as agreed and turned violent upon seeing police officers and pulled out machetes to attack them.
The officers shot in the air to scare the duo in vain as they charged towards them prompting one of the officers to shoot Kakofira in the stomach while Emmanuel escaped.
Maate told www.mknewslin.com that upon completion of inquiries, the two will be produced before court of law to answer charges accordingly.
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