Amuru medic killed in land wrangle in Nwoya district


A motorcycle the deceased was riding. Photo by Chowoo Willy

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A senior clinical officer also doubling as the in-charge of Pabbo Health Centre III in Amuru district has been killed.

According to a report from a Gulu based senior journalist, Mr Willy Chowoo, Mr Okello Wilfred, 56 was on Sunday beaten to death by unknown group of people in Nwoya District.

Okello who is a resident of Lajok Olwiyo village, in Alero sub-county in Nwoya reportedly left his home in the morning at around 7:30am on Sunday for the home of LCII chairman of Pangu parish.

On his way back, he met a group of people who had blocked a village road with a big log.

“They later emerged from the bush, beat him up and he died instantly,” Chowoo reported.

They robbed him of his motorcycle, registration number UG 5794M which he was riding. His body was dumped in a nearby bush.

According to Patrick Jimmy Okema, who’s the Aswa region police spokesperson, five people have been arrested in connection with the murder. He says the motorcycle was recovered.

Mr Okema adds that the deceased had been in a long-standing land wrangle.

The land in contention is before the Gulu Magistrate Court.


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