Moses Mugwe, the Bukedi South Police Spokesperson, says that they have commenced investigations into the matter, as the hunt for the suspect is ongoing.
According to him, they are yet to make any arrest but Police has mounted a hunt for the pastor and anyone who was involved in the act and be brought to book.
police have launched a manhunt for a local pastor in connection with the death of
a 60-year-old man. The suspect is Pastor Paul Owere. He is wanted in connection
to the death of Peter Oketcho alias Okwenje, a resident of Osia Lulokoyo
village in Osukuru town Council in Tororo district.
trouble started when his family took the late Oketcho to his place for
spiritual healing for demon possession on September 8, 2021. The suspect
allegedly told Oketcho’s wife only identified as Grace to leave him, saying he did
not have enough space to accommodate her together with her husband.
However, on September 9, 2021, around 8:00 am as
the family was preparing to check on the patient at pastor Owere's home in
Amogoro ward eastern division, he arrived with him on a motorcycle supported by
another person. He informed the family that Oketcho had died and dumped his
body and left without any explanation.
deceased’s family members embarked on burial arrangements. However, while
dressing the body, they realized that the
deceased had a deep cut on his head, which he did not have when they took him
to the pastor for healing. The family decided to halt the burial and reported the
matter to the police, which picked the body and took it to Tororo General Hospital.
Moses Mugwe, the Bukedi South Police
Spokesperson, says that they have commenced investigations into the matter, as
the hunt for the suspect is ongoing.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.