Timothy Okello, a resident of Barlwala describes the incident as shameful. He wants police to expedite investigations into the matter, saying that they cannot be safe if a whole LCI chairperson can be threatened like that.
police are holding two people accused of threatening to kill Geoffrey
Odoch, the LC
I chairperson of Barlwala
Village and his brother. The
suspects are Augustine Ojok and his daughter, Santa Adongo, both residents of Barlwala Village Angwetagwet
parish in Lira City East Division.
The two are accused of writing
threatening messages with blood
on Odoch’s wall and his
brother Bonny Ameny on whose
house a picture of a coffin was drawn on Monday night. The family woke up to threatening messages like
“Aneki”, " “Yubere me too” meaning “I will kill you” and “prepare to die”.
There was also a picture of a coffin on the walls drawn using blood. The family alerted neighbours before informing
the police who visited the scene with a canine dog leading to the arrest of the
Odoch was not at home when the incident happened. He says that his family has no
problem with anyone in the area. He, however, suspects
that the threat might have resulted from the previous quarrel his
younger brother had with one of the suspects. Odoch
has warned the community to be
extra careful because anyone
can act on such threats.
//Cue in: “Wan ope iromo…
Cue out: ... ngol atir room nwongere.”//
Bonny Ameny, on the other hand, says that this is not the first time such an incident is
occurring in their home. He says that on
Tuesday last week they arrested someone who was found burying something in their compound.
//Cue in: “Ento obedo gin arac…
Cue out: ... ape ongeo komi.”//
He explained that they are being threatened
because of the small developments and some achievements they have registered in
the past few months.
//Cue in: “Gin atye atimere…
Cue out: ... timo gini ene.”//
Timothy Okello, a resident of Barlwala describes
the incident as shameful. He wants police to expedite investigations into the matter, saying that they cannot be safe if a whole LCI chairperson
can be threatened like
Whereas Constantine Atebe,
the Arac Clan
Chief, says that he has
never experienced such
a thing happen at his age. He says
that the decision to write using blood could
be an act of witchcraft.
//Cue in: “Kodi gini anaka...
Cue out: ...pe atye angeyo.”//
Last week, a 43-year-old man was arrested and released
on bond when he was found burying fetishes at one of the homes within the area.