Accountability: 56 killed in Aswa region in three months – Police


Jimmy Patrick Okema on phone at NUMEC last year. File Photo.

At least 56 people have been killed in Aswa region in a period of three months, Police has revealed.

Police further reveals that these deaths are as a result of domestic violence and land related issues.

Jimmy Patrick Okema who’s the Aswa region police spokesperson revealed this data while addressing the press from Northern Uganda Media Club [NUMEC] in Gulu town.

Okema noted that the 56 murder cases registered by police are coming from the seven districts of Gulu, Pader, Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, Omoro and Nwoya.

“In a period of three months from June to August, Omoro district is leading with 11 cases and followed by Gulu district with 10 cases,” Okema said.

He added that: “Most of these deaths are caused by gender base violence, assault at drinking places and land related cases.”

Of the number, he says 38 are under inquiries and 18 before the Courts of Law.

Police argues community to desist from taking law in their own hands, calling on them further to allow justice to prevail on wrongdoers.

Okema also appealed to both traditional elders, local and religious leaders to come in and help in the sensitization of the community on crime, adding that as police they are taking their responsibility to make sure that such victims face law.


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