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Three Arrested in Dokolo Over Alleged Killing of Businesswoman

It is alleged that Ebong, who was in a relationship with Amek picked a quarrel with the deceased. Amek later disappeared under unclear circumstances and was found dead.

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Three people in Dokolo district in Dokolo District have been arrested for allegedly killing a 38-year-old-businesswoman.

The suspects are Simon Agali, a resident of Apala cell in Agwata, Wasebo Ebong, a resident of Chawente Sub County in Kwania, and Pasquwelli Ebong, a resident of Owiny parish in Kwania district. They are alleged to have had a hand in the murder of Middy Amek, a resident of Acungapenyi cell in Kacung Western Ward, Dokolo district.

It is alleged that Ebong, who was in a relationship with Amek picked a quarrel with the deceased.

The deceased who was also a fishmonger was last seen on Thursday evening at Awany landing site in Kacung Eastern ward in Agwata Town Council. However she went missing and her body was discovered buried just five meters behind her house.

Two knives with bloodstains, one pounding stick and bed sheets soaked in blood were discovered in her house.

Bosco Ojok, the LCII Chairman of Kacunga Eastern ward says the trio was arrested on Friday morning by the local leaders and handed over to police at Dokolo Central Police Station.

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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson says that the police has exhumed the body of the deceased and handed it over to relatives for burial.

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Records from the North Kyoga police region indicate that 92 murder cases were reported between January and May this year. In January alone, police registered 20 murder cases, 19 in February, 17 on March, 20 in April and 16 in May.

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