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Panic as LC I's Residence is Smeared with Blood, Two Arrested

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.
ANEKI meaning I will Kill You

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Lira 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 two suspects.

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.

Luo byte:

//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.

Luo byte:

//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.

Luo byte:

//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 that. 

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.

Luo byte:

//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.

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