Police in Hoima are hunting a motorcycle taxi rider identified as Peter Musana on charges of hacking his son in the neck until he profusely bled to death.
Musana, a resident of Kiryateete West Cell in East Division, Hoima city hacked the nine-month-baby identified as Maurice Ayebale following a domestic misunderstanding with his wife identified as Maureen Nyakato, reports indicate.
Nyakato narrated to this news portal that it began when her husband Musana failed to show how much money he had made from the motorcycle that she said she bought as an income generating source for the family.
The bereaved mother added that after the misunderstanding, she proceeded to her restaurant business; leaving her husband at home with the kid that she said Musana had picked from its grandmother back to Kiryateete.
The Deputy Resident City Commissioner for Hoima East City Division, Mr William Donanto Kasigazi, told the press that reports indicate that Musana received rumours that the slain child was a bastard to him and that even he was not responsible for the pregnancy his wife is carrying; which could have instigated hi to commit the ghastly act.
He noted that married couples always detect danger early as a result of domestic misunderstandings but do not take better channels to solve the matter.
He advised them to always quickly seek advice and counselling in case they find themselves intertwined in domestic misunderstandings to avoid committing grisly crimes.
“Most people detect danger in their marriages when it is still early but they don’t act quickly to resolve it diplomatically resulting in such inhuman acts. We have tried as leaders to sensitise communities about the dangers of domestic violence and when we call them for such engagements, some refuse to attend. Let the police look for him and arrest him so that he can face the law.” Mr Kasigazi said
The Albertine Region Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Julius Allan Hakiza, said that the police are hunting for the fugitive Musana to be arraigned before court on charges of murder.
Mr Hakiza reiterated police appeal to the public against taking the law into their hands, urging married couples to always the authorities in domestic wrangles such that they can be solved amicably.