Police nabs suspect for killing his son

ARUSHA: POLICE Force in Arusha Region is holding a man, Amedius Mfoi (25) allegedly for killing his son, Amani Mfoi (3) by dismembering his head and body before packing them into two buckets.

Addressing journalists here on Wednesday, Arusha Regional Police Commander (RPC), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Justine Masejo said that the suspect committed the crime on January 23rd this year around 12:00 pm at Murieti Street, Elerai Division in Arusha City.

ACP Masejo said that the suspect, who is a motorcyclist and resident of Muriet in Arusha cut off the child’s neck with a sharp object and separated the head and body.

According to ACP Masejo, after receiving the information the Police Force immediately mounted manhunt in collaboration with the residents and quickly arrested him. “Investigation are ongoing and the suspect will be taken to court for further legal action,” said ACP Masejo The deceased grandfather who is also a ten-cell leader, Mr Isack Mfoi told journalists that he was living at house with his son and grandson.

During the fateful day, his wife traveled to Moshi while he went to meet local government chairperson for official reasons.

“I left my grandson and his father at home and I came back home in the afternoon at around 2 pm. I asked my son where my grandson was and he answered that he was sleeping, and at that time my son was in his room and I thought he was doing normal cleanliness,” he said.

According to Mfoi, after not seeing his grandson until evening, he asked again his son about his grandson but he was replied did not know where the child was, something made him become suspicious.

“I went into the son’s room at 6 pm and was shocked to find the body of the little boy in the buckets. Immediately, I decided to inform the neighbours about the incident who went on to informed the police,” Mzee Mfoi narrated the ordeal.

Mr Mfoi said that after the police search, they found blood on the bed of the child’s father, which indicated that he had slaughtered him and police took the body for further investigation. He said that before the incident, his son seemed to be depressed after his motorcycle was stolen.

The area Local Government Chairperson, Ms Veronica Simon said that she got the information about the incident occurred at her street when coming back home from the meeting of ruling party CCM Secretary of Ideology and Publicity, Mr Paul Makonda.

She rushed to the scene of the incident only to be greeted by crowd of people including police officers.

“At the scene, I was shocked to witness the head of the child in a bucket and the body in another bucket. This is sad and cruel act that deserve severe legal punishment,” she said.

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