A mentally impaired man has killed his mother in Gulu District.
Michael Tolit, a resident of Bardege Parish, Bardege –Layibi Division in Gulu
city reportedly stubbed Roselyn Acan, 48, three times using a knife on Thursday
night at around 11:30pm.
Patrick Lumumba Oola, the paternal uncle of the suspect says that the suspect
first locked himself and the mother in the house, stabbed her in the stomach
before cutting her into pieces using an axe.
He said the suspect could have raped the deceased before killing her since when
the house was broken into by police, he and the body of the deceased were found
According to Oola, the suspect had been battling mental illness for the past 10
years and had been on treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Mental
He said Tolit’s mental health deteriorated over the past months
after he stopped receiving treatment.
Godfrey Kisa, an eye witness said they were alarmed after they heard the
deceased crying and that when they rushed to find out what was happening, they
found the door locked from inside and heard sounds of him cutting the deceased
body prompting them to call the police.
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Grace Pande, the OC CID Gulu, says that the police rushed to the crime scene
and fired teargas inside the house to force the suspect out and that in the
process of him throwing the teargas canister out, it blew and injured his left
hand, leaving him unconscious.
Pande said the suspect has been rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for
treatment while the body of the deceased has been taken to the mortuary for post-mortem.
He said the mental health status of the suspect shall be examined before he is charged.
recent murder case brings a total of 30 murder cases registered in Aswa River
Region since the year began. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police
Spokesperson attributes the rampant murder in the region to domestic brawls.