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Man expected in court for fatal stabbing at weekend traditional ceremony

Dec 18, 2017
Man expected in court for fatal stabbing at weekend traditional ceremony

Butterworth police arrested a 27-year-old man for alleged murder of a 25-year-old man over the weekend.

"It is alleged that both the suspect and the deceased were in a traditional ceremony at Lower Mpenduza Village, in Butterworth, on Saturday," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two had a misunderstanding which resulted to the suspect fatally stabbing the deceased.  

"The deceased was stabbed on his upper body. The alleged murder was committed, at about 17:30. The deceased died instantly."

Captain Manatha said that police were informed of the murder and acted swiftly by arresting the suspect.

"The suspect has since been charged of murder."

He will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Monday on a murder charge.

The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all his relatives are informed of his murder.

Butterworth Cluster Police have been urging communities to report their ceremonies so that police can patrol those ceremonies to prevent crime.