The police in Agago district have in custody a man on charges of murdering his own 19-year-old son who attempted to prevent the sale of family land.
The victim is identified as Oka Kamir, and the suspect is 65-year-old Okello Benson, both residents of Lokabar South Village, Agago District.
Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, revealed the details during a press conference at Naguru Police Headquarters on Monday morning. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 13, 2023, around 9:00 AM.
It is alleged that Okello engaged in a heated argument with his son over the prospective sale of the family’s land. According to Enanga, the deceased objected to the land sale and cautioned his father against proceeding with it.
As the disagreement escalated, Kamir chose to spend the night in his brother’s house, seeking refuge from the tension. Unfortunately, his father pursued him and attacked him with an axe, resulting in Kamir’s death.
The police have since arrested Okello, and an investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated case at Adjumani Police Station, a 13-year-old child is being held in connection with the death of a fellow minor. The suspect is Kawawa Rashid, a pupil from Biyaya Village in Adjumani Town Council.
According to Enanga, an altercation occurred between Kawawa Rashid and another 13-year-old, Alimo Mazalawo. The confrontation turned violent, with Kawawa hitting the deceased with a blow. The impact of the blow was fatal, leading to Alimo’s untimely death.
Kawawa will face proceedings in a juvenile court, where he will be formally charged in relation to the incident.