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Two People Found Dead in Soroti City

The victims include Simon Okiror, 28- year- old Boda- Boda cyclist and 88- year- old Arab National, Abud Zabun.
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Police in Soroti is investigating circumstances under which two people were found dead in Camp Swahili Ward, Soroti City.

The victims are Simon Okiror, 28- year- old Boda- Boda cyclist and 88- year- old Arab National, Abud Zabun. Okiror was found lying unconscious in the corridor of Strikers Hotel in Camp Swahili and he died moments later on Thursday morning while Zabun was found dead in his house.

Information from sources in Camp Swahili indicates that Zabun was a landlord to Okiror and the duo were very close friends.  It is alleged that Zabun, on Wednesday received huge sums of money after selling part of his property in Soroti.

Zabun, who was living alone in his house had also planned to relocate to his new house in Kengere but was attacked by unknown assailants in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

 Julius Esenu, a resident says that Okiror, after hearing the noise from Zabun’s house came out but was also attacked by the same assailants.

“Okiror seems to have recognized these assailants after coming out of his house. He was hit by the assailants who rushed out of the area since it was coming to daybreak”, he said. 

But Isaac Odeke, the homicide detective at Central Police Station in Soroti says that post-mortem report for Okiror shows cardiac failure. He explains that Okiror died while seeking help from his friend Lawrence Opio from Strikers Hotel.

Odeke also notes that while Okiror didn’t have any visible injuries and bruises, Zabun had bruises on his body.

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Police in Soroti also registered one death of a 60- year- old Andrew Ekamu of Opucet- Gweri who drowned in Awoja Bridge while fishing.