Moses Olang, the District Police Commander of Soroti says the Police are hunting for the said witch doctor on charges of murder. He says that the suspect was paid two million shillings by Emoru to try to rescue the lives of the deceased but in vain.
The Police in Soroti are investigating circumstances under which
two brothers died in Agaya Village, Arapai Sub County in Soroti district on Wednesday
The brothers have been identified as Levi Okello, 30 and his
follower, Michael Etoru, 26.
The duo died after allegedly drinking a concoction
prepared by a man whose details have been concealed by the Police for purposes
According to reports trouble for the brothers started when their father
identified as Joseph Emoru lost a bull a fortnight ago. Simon Peter
Emetu, the LC3 Chairperson of Arapai Sub County says that Emoru, in an attempt
to recover the stolen bull valued at more than one million shillings resorted
to witchcraft in an attempt to recover his bull.
But reports indicate that before using witchcraft, Emoru
reportedly convened a family meeting to inquire whether anyone among his
children had any knowledge on the whereabouts of his bull.
Emetu says that the desperate father convened another meeting
in the village to inquire and warn residents of dire consequences should he apply
the last option (witchcraft), but nobody came up with information about his
He says that the purported witch doctor arrived on Wednesday to
perform his rituals after issuing another warning to the family which later saw
two brothers dead. Information in the village indicates that 10 people took the
concoction but the others are still alive.
//Cue in “Emuron ngon eyaunitai…
Cue out…atakanunun do.”//
Moses Olang, the District Police Commander of Soroti says
the Police are hunting for the said witch doctor on charges of murder. He says
that the suspect was paid two million shillings by Emoru to try to rescue the
lives of the deceased but in vain.
According to the District Police Commander, Emoru had reported the case of the loss
of his bull to the Police but decided to take another approach as the Police
were still conducting investigations.
//Cue in “He reported the…
Cue out…to guide us.”//
Although the approach used by Emoru to seek justice could have resulted
into the death of his children, Emetu says that a number of people in his
community have resorted to witchcraft whenever their cattle go missing.