Allie Rico Pilo, 23, is in police custody in Mangochi district for stabbing to death his friend, Mussah Dinde, 21, after the duo quarreled over love affairs.
Mangochi police public relations officer Amina Daudi says the incident occurred on the night of August 24, 2021 at Saiti Mkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.
“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. On this fateful day, Dinde left his father’s house to attend a disco party nearby his home. Few minutes after his arrival, the suspect who arrived first at the disco advanced towards him and stabbed his fellow in the neck with a knife before fleeing,” Daudi says.
According to Daudi, 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 a severe loss of blood as the cause of the death.
The suspect who was on the run for some days has now been arrested at the Katema area where he was hiding. He will appear before the court after the completion of paperwork to answer the murder charge which contravenes section 209 of the Penal Code.
Pilo hails from Saiti Nkawa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.