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Three Held Over Death of 41-Year-Old Man in Kitgum

The deceased identified as Morish Nyeko, a resident of Balongo village in Pella parish, Omiya Anyima was found dead lying in clotted blood on sunday morning.


Police in Kitgum District have arrested three suspects in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man.

The deceased identified as Morish Nyeko, a resident of Balongo Tegot village in Pella parish, Omiya Anyima was found dead lying in blood on Sunday morning.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says Nyeko sustained deep cuts on his head that caused excessive bleeding.

He says preliminary police report indicates that the deceased fell on a sharp stone head first after being reportedly pushed from a shop where he was drinking alcohol along with the suspects in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Okema has identified the suspects arrested as Nelson Tabu, a shop owner where the incident happened, Betty Arach and Richard Okeny, all residents of Pella Parish.

According to Okema, the suspects will help the police during  investigations into ascertaining the exact cause of Nyeko’s death.

A case of murder has been recorded under file number CRB 469 at Kitgum Central Plice station were the suspects are being detained pending investigations.

Julius Peter Otto, the Omiya Anyima Sub County LC III Chairperson says the incident was regrettable and warned locals against heavy consumption of alcohol late in the night.

This is the second murder incident recorded from the same village in a space of two months. In June this year, a man was also killed in Pella parish by unknown assailants over land related issues.

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