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Gulu Man Wanted For Killing His Father

Richard Okongo, a resident of Copil village told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect picked a quarrel with the deceased on Tuesday evening. He claims that later in the night, Odong locked up his father in his grass-thatched house and torched it before disappearing.

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A man in Gulu district is at large on suspicion of killing his 70-year-old father and setting his body ablaze.

38-year-old Charles Odong is on the run for the brutal murder of his father, Galdino Akena, a resident of Copil village from Unyama Sub County in Gulu District on Tuesday night.

Richard Okongo, a resident of Copil village told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect picked a quarrel with the deceased on Tuesday evening. He claims that later in the night, Odong locked up his father in his grass-thatched house and torched it before disappearing.   Luo

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According to Okongo, they also found an iron bar lying beside the deceased’s body, an indication that he would have been clobbered to death before his body was torched.

William Lawoko, the Copil Village Council Secretary, says they found the deceased’s door open in the morning.  “We found his door open in the morning but the padlock to his door was the one we found in the house that was burnt and he still remains a prime suspect in the death of his father” Lawoko alleged

He says the suspect clashed with his family for sending away his wife and children a week ago. He told URN that they had opened a case at Unyama Police Out post, which sent detectives to the crime scene to gather evidence.  “His remains gathered were only about 7 kilograms and police have allowed the family to burry,” Lawoko added.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Police Public Relations Officers told URN that he was yet to receive information about the tragic incident. Akena’s death brings to 37, the number of people killed in Acholi Sub Region between January and March this year, according to a report from the Aswa Regional police headquarters.

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