Six people in Ngora district have been remanded to Soroti Prison on charges of murder.
The suspects are Charles Ogire 33, a teacher in Agu Primary School,
Sam Ejoku 58, William Isodo 32, Julius Ateriak 33, Phillip Opio 22 and George
It is alleged that the suspects murdered Fredrick
Okurut, 40, a resident of Agu Village in Ngora Sub County, Ngora District on
May 12th, 2020.
According to the prosecution, Okurut, a herdsman in Kokong Village
in Kapir Sub County, was grazing at Ocun swamp when the suspects persuaded him
to accompany them for a drink.
After intoxicating him with alcohol, the group reportedly used sharp
objects to attack him, killing him instantly. The suspects allegedly also
dumped his body into Agu water.
Adesederio Otukei, the brother to the deceased says they reported to the police
a case of missing person two days after failing to trace the whereabouts of
Okurut. He explains that while searching for him, a fisherman found Okurut’s
body floating on the water.
The accused persons were remanded until June 11th by the
Soroti Grade One Magistrate Jane Tidagonzeka.