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Three Family Members Arrested in Connection to Murder :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Three Family Members Arrested in Connection to Murder

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 school.

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 unclear reason.

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.