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One Arrested, Four On the Run for Murder, Arson

According to information obtained from the police, the suspects ganged up against Ngamita accusing her of bewitching their mother who died at 6 am on Sunday.
Nebbi police have arrested one man and launched a manhunt for four others to murder and arson charges. Geoffrey Ochankeru, a peasant farmer was picked up on Sunday morning in connection to the death of 60-year-old Rosaria Ngamita, a resident of Nyakamana village Koch parish Nebbi Sub County in Nebbi district. 

Those on the run are Ronald Odwoka, Morris Oroma, Junior Ogenwroth and Charles Warom, all residents of Nyakamana village. According to information obtained from the police, the suspects ganged up against Ngamita accusing her of bewitching their mother who died at 6 am on Sunday. 

They stormed Ngamita’s home around 7 am torched her house before they intercepted her as she returned from a borehole and beat her to death. Josephine Angucia, the West Region Police spokesperson, says that after killing Ngamita, the suspects pulled her body up to where they had placed the body of their mother and ordered that they be buried together.

“Police got a tip from a resident of the area and rushed to the scene and managed to arrest Geoffrey Ochankeru, while the other four fled and are still on the run,” said Angucia. She says a team of homicide detectives and scene of crime officers was dispatched to the scene and picked up the two bodies and took them to Nebbi hospital mortuary for postmortem. She also says police have entered a case of murder and arson vide Nebbi CRB 793/2020 as inquiries continue.

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