Man Kills Colleague Over UGX 1,000

A 36-year-old man in Kagadi district has succumbed to injuries he allegedly sustained in a fight over Shillings 1,000 while playing cards. The deceased is Marsel Ategeka, a resident of Number Munana village in Bwikara sub-county.   

He was reportedly assaulted with a big stick on the head by Christopher Kusemererwa, a resident of the same area while playing cards at around 10 pm on Monday. It is alleged that Kusemererwa picked a quarrel with the deceased after demanding the Shillings 1,000 after winning a match of cards.

It alleged that the deceased declined to give him the money, Kusemererwa picked a stick and hit on the head leaving him unconscious. Gorret Nyangoma, a neighbor to the deceased told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday afternoon that Ategeka died as he was being rushed to Kagadi general hospital for treatment.

Tom Twinomujuni, another resident says it is unfortunate that Ategeka lost his life recklessly and called on the authorities to regulate the high rate of gambling in the area.

He wants police to expedite investigations to ensure that the culprit is apprehended and charged in courts of law. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says that the suspect is still at large. According to Hakiza, police picked up the deceased’s body which was later conveyed to Kagadi general hospital mortuary for postmortem.

Hakiza has appealed to members of the public to cooperate with the police by providing vital information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.  

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