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MASINDI: Man wanted for biting off customer’s ear over 200shs

It is alleged that Tugume, a money collector at a village cinema hall on Sunday allowed Muhumuza to watch a movie at 200shs after he promised to pay him the money the next day.

MASINDI, UGANDA: The police in Masindi district are on a manhunt for a man only identified as Tugume who allegedly bit off his colleague’s ear over a shillings 200 debt.

According to eyewitnesses, it is alleged that Tugume, a money collector at a cinema hall in Kibaale village, Miirya sub-county in Masindi on Sunday allowed David Muhumuza 17, to watch a movie at 200 shillings after he promised to pay him the money the next day.

However, after pleading with Muhumuza to pay the money on Monday evening in vain, Tugume confronted him by biting his ear. He later took off to an unknown destination after committing the crime.

Muhumuza was later rushed to Kabalega medical center in Masindi town for medication following the injuries inflicted on his ear.

Imelda Kateba, Muhumuza’s grandmother wondered why Tugume acted in such a crude manner saying if Muhumuza had refused to pay the money, he would have reported him to the police for action to be taken against him. She fears that her grandson could become deaf following the injuries inflicted on his ear.

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Vigro Musinguzi, the area defense secretary says the suspect immediately vanished from the village after committing the crime adding that they have teamed up with the police to hunt for him.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the incident adding that the hunt for the suspect has commenced.

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