17 South Sudanese refugees in Madi Okollo District have
been arrested following a fist fight on Friday that left one person dead.
The fight reportedly broke out at Agulupi Cluster in Yoro Base
Camp between Liki and Fatak clans after a girl from the Fatak
clan was allegedly impregnated by a boy of the Liki clan.
According to information obtained from the police at Rhino Camp,
the brother to the girl identified as Chol who stays in Bidibidi camp in Yumbe
District on discovering that his sister was pregnant went to follow up the
However, on arrival at Agulupi, he inquired about the
family of the boy. However the relatives of
the boy responded by picking a quarrel which ended in a fist fight. Chol was hit on the head and later rushed to
Ocea health centre III where he died shortly on arrival.
Josephine Angucia the police spokesperson for West Nile region says police
managed to arrest three of the suspects while five others were
arrested hours later and taken to Rhino Camp Police station before they were transferred to Arua CPS where they are currently detained.
Angucia further explains that seven other suspects who had fled to
Siripi Camp for fear of being arrested were on Saturday apprehended by the
police of Yoro.
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Last month, a Dinka refugee Jacob Dak Mier Male Juvenile in Uriama
Sub County was arrested after kicking his younger brother Jacob Turuk Mier of16
years to death following a domestic quarrel.
In 2018, four Dinkas died after a fight during a World Cup soccer match.