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Two Held Over Murder In Pader

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According to police reports, about eight people waylaid the deceased around 11am and beat him using sticks while others thumped him to death.
Onlookers gather around a Police patrol pickup after police officers arrested a suspect in Kitgum Municiaplity in March 2020. Photo By Julius Ocungi
Pader Police are holding two suspects in connection to the killing of Walter Odong, a resident of Boloagweng village, Bolo parish in Awere sub county. Odong was reportedly killed on Sunday morning at Lagile trading center along Lagile-Rackoko road.

According to police reports, about eight people waylaid the deceased around 11am and beat him using sticks while others thumped him to death. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were arrested following a man hunt conducted by police shortly after the incident.

 

The suspects are Aaron Kinyera and Christopher Nyeko, residents of Lukwo ojuu and Wikweyo villages in Lagile Parish, Awere Sub county respectively. Okema says the suspects, who are currently in detention at Awere Police station, will help police investigations into the killing.

A case of murder has been entered at Awere Police Station vide file number CRB 41/2020. In relate development, police have also arrested a Uganda People Defense Force soldier identified as Moses Okello in relation to a fracas in Awere Sub county that prompted police officers to shoot dead one person and injured two others while dispersing a crowd.

The suspect was arrested over the weekend after two weeks of hiding. He is accused of threatening violence, causing grievous harm and attempted murder of 69-year-old Marcelina Abur and his brother, Kenneth Okello, both residents of Okelotoo village.