4 held for killing man, 32, 6 for attempted murder


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Police in Aswa region is keeping four men on allegation of killing a colleague during a row at gambling centre.

The Omoro district police, where Aswa region falls on Monday 4, February arrested four men in connection to the murder of one Francis Ojok, 32.

The deceased is a resident of Barogal village, Labwoch parish in Koro sub-county in Tochi County.

Alex Orem, Reagan Lubangakene, Christopher Onono and David Anan were arrested today from Barogal village after they were suspected to have hit Ojok to death with an axe.

The incident happened at around 12am Sunday night from Barogal village, police say.

Jimmy Patrick Okema the Aswa region police spokesman confirmed the tragedy.

He says Ojok was hit by an axe by the suspects at around midnight and his body was found lying along the road.

Okema said preliminary information from the community says one Orem had been threatening to kill Ojok but his threat was not taken seriously, not until last night he (Orem) and three others got involved in a fierce row with the deceased during a gambling game which later led to the murder.

Okema noted that all the suspects are being kept at Gulu Central Police station as investigation continues.

He added that the scene of crime have been visited by SOCCO who retrieved body and took it to Gulu regional referral hospital pending postmortem.

The case has been registered under CRR 27/2019 at Koro police station.

In yet another related incident, six people are being held at Amuru Central Police Station for beating up to coma one Erick Komakech, 20, on suspicion that he stole a mobile phone.

The suspect includes; Martin Oyet, a proprietor of African Gardens, Nsubuga Hassan, Ivan Massaba, Oroma. M, Sarah Omonyi and Ivan Khaukha.

The incident happened around afternoon on Monday Feb 4th from town council.  

According to report by a police officer who could not speak authoritatively, Oyet the proprietor of African Gardens accused Komakech of stealing his phone and he led the beating that sent the victim into coma.

Much as a case of murder of Komakech was earlier recorded under CRB 79/2019 at Amuru CPS, Okema confirmed that the victim regained consciousness though in a critical condition at ICU at Lacor hospital following an operation.

Okema noted that police in Aswa region is receiving very high rise in murder cases since the year commenced.


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