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The Territorial Police in Aswa region and Agago district, have in custody, a one Okello Aldo Akech, a 32 year old, peasant of Ocoyo Lamero village, Kaket parish, Lapono sub county, for the alleged murder by stabbing with a knife, of Okwera Tarasisto, a 53 year old, peasant of Nyer Ikan South village, which occurred on the 23.10.2023 at 2:30pm.

The suspect repaired the Padlock of the victim for Ugx 2000, which he demanded from the victim. The victim gave him Ugx 1000 and asked him to return for the balance of Ugx 1000 later, but the suspect turned violent, while demanding for the full amount. He then grabbed a knife from the victim, chased and stabbed him, at the left side of the rib. Several members of the community responded, arrested the suspect and took him to the LC1 Chairperson. They also tried to rush the victim to hospital but he unfortunately died on the way to Kalongo hospital and the body returned home. An angry mob attacked the suspect, but he was rescued by the police from Lapono police post. The exhibit of a knife was recovered.

We strongly condemn such acts of elderly abuse and impunity within the community where perpetrators of violence, transfer their anger on innocent elderly persons. We are going to fast track this violent murder through the courts of law and ensure the suspect is punished.

SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

31st October 2023

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