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Three Arrested for Alleged Murder of UPDF Soldier

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police spokesperson says preliminary investigations reveals that Odokonyero could have died in a scuffle over Florence Nalubega. He says Police detectives recorded statements from the scene indicating that the four were drinking at a local pub together.
Patrick Jimmy Okema PRO Aswa River Region
Three people have been arrested in Gulu town over the death of a UPDF soldier. 

The suspects are Fred Luwum and Florence Nalubega while the third is Private Moses Okello, attached to the 4th infantry military barracks in Gulu.

They were arrested in connection with the death of Private Raphael Odokonyero, a 37-year-old soldier attached to 76th Battalion in Bondo military detach in Arua district.

It is alleged that the three strangled Odokonyero to death from Kanyagoga A sub-ward in Bar Dege Division in Gulu Municipality in Tuesday night.

Denis Kamakech, the LCII Chairperson of Kanyogoga Parish told Police that they discovered the body of Odokonyero at about 8:15 am on Wednesday.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police spokesperson says preliminary investigations reveals that Odokonyero could have died in a scuffle over Florence Nalubega. He says Police detectives recorded statements from the scene indicating that the four were drinking at a local pub together.

Okema says the matter is being treated as a murder case under CRB 212/2019 at Gulu Central Police station. He says Odokonyero's body has been taken to the military mortuary at the 4th Division military barracks for post-mortem.

Kanyagoga Parish is a sprawling slum suburb in Bar Dege Division, Gulu Municipality's Western Division. It is popular among the population for cheap food and entertainment.

Florence Atto, the Kanyagoga A village says the business in the area makes the area a hotspot for criminal activities.