Residents stormed Atine’s home following the death of 52-year-old Kenneth Odunge, whose body was discovered by the roadside near his home on Friday morning by pupils heading to school.
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Angry residents of Jumara
Village in Ayer Sub County in Kole district have torched the home of 76-year-old
Simon Atine accusing him of murdering his elder son.
Residents stormed Atine’s
home following the death of 52-year-old Kenneth Odunge, whose body was
discovered by the roadside near his home on Friday morning by pupils heading to
The charged villagers
torched Atine’s three grass thatched huts in the compound to ashes. Police have
since arrested Atine, his wife, Jocci Ayo and his other son, Bonny Otoo in
connection to the murder.
Justin Alele, the Lwala parish councilor, says Odunge
is suspected to have been killed by his father over land related conflicts.
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A police officer says the trio is being held to help police investigations into
the matter. A case of murder has been registered at Kole Central police station
under CRB 54/2020.
In another development, a 42 years old man in same sub county survived being
lynched by residents on Friday morning after his wife committed suicide over
Vincent Ogwang, a
resident of Atek ‘A’ village, Okwor parish was saved by police from Kole CPS
who whisked him away from an angry mob.
Trouble for Ogwang
started when his wife Molly Adong hanged herself but he never bothered to
report the incident.
However, the clan members mounted pressure on Ogwang
forcing him to point where residents could find her body.
Residents recovered Adong’s
body and descended on Ogwang threatening to lynch him.
Wellborn Odongo, the Arakoyakori
clan chief where Ogwang belongs, says Adong could have committed suicide
following a domestic brawl.
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It is not yet clear whether Adong committed suicide or she was murdered and
hanged to make it look like she committed suicide.
Moses Okello, the Acting
Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Kole Central Police Station,
says police arrested Ogwang for safe custody to help with investigations.
According to the penal code, committing suicide is an offense and any
person who attempts to kill himself or herself commits a misdemeanor.