By Jurugo Emmanuel Ogasto
A local resident of Edua Cell in Moyo Town Council in Uganda’s Moyo District, has killed his son in cold blood.
The police spokesperson for North West Nile region, Ignatius Dragudu identified the resident as 21-year-old Steven Ayiasi.
Dragudu told No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper that Steven Ayiasi strangled his two-year-old baby boy to death on Thursday night.
Dragudu said the father has been arrested and detained at Moyo Central Police Station pending arraignment in Courts of law with charges of murder preferred against him.
“It is true that Stephen was arrested this morning after finding his son whom he sleeps together with was found dead,” he said.
“Hospital reports indicated that the child was strangled to death,” he added.
Dragudu appealed to young men and young women who wish to get married to first prepare for the marriage before getting married as he noted that misunderstanding between the Ayias and the wife because they were not matured in mind to maintain a family resulted to the wife running away and abandoning the child with the father who could not take care of the child but to kill the child to set him free.
The sister of the murderer confessed that his brother is a drug addict.
“My brother smokes weed and eat marungi,” she said.
Perpetua Angua, the chairperson of Edua Cell, regretted the actions of Steven Ayiasi as barbaric and uncalled.
“This is heart breaking and he must face law properly,’’ she angrily said.
However, Angua appealed to parents to learn to guide and counsel children well so that the children take decisions to get married when time is ripe other than going into marriage when not ready and the end result becomes misunderstanding leading to separation and death.
“It’s our responsibilities that we must guide our children well,” she added.
The deceased mother is a South Sudanese from Kerepi Payam in Magwi County.