The Police in Soroti are investigating a case of rape and
murder of a 25- year- old female vendor found dead along Lira Road.
The body of the deceased identified as Esther Aluko was
found around Golf Course Play Ground, a few meters away from the Soroti City
headquarters which also neighbour Soroti City West Division Police headquarters.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman
says that preliminary information indicates sexual assault before stabbing, a
matter that has been reported under the police file CRB 272/2022.
Ageca says that the matter was reported to the police by the village chairperson of Akisim Cell, Emmanuel Ogaram after receiving information
from some residents passing by the Golf Course Play Ground.
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Although the Police have not yet recorded any arrests in the
matter, cases of murder by stabbing at night are on the rise. Last month, two
cases of murder by stabbing were reported in Nakatunya ward after unknown
assailants attacked victims on two different occasions.
The assailants, according to the Police take advantage of
the dark streets to execute their criminal acts. The body of the deceased has
been conveyed to Soroti City Mortuary for postmortem.