The police in Agago district are hunting for a man only identified as Adyere, a resident of Logia village, Atut Parish, Kuywee sub-county Agago district for allegedly stabbing his wife to death.
The deceased 24-year-old, Lucy Angom of the same address was stabbed five times following an argument.
According to Benson Ocan the LC 3 chairperson of Kuywee Sub-county, the suspect was drunk when he picked up a quarrel with his wife, leading to the tragic incident.
Ocan has now appealed to development partners working to prevent gender-based violence to help in sensitizing the communities on gender-based violence to reduce such cases.
The 2021 Police Crime Report showed that Agago is ranked among the top 10 districts with the highest rate of domestic violence in 2021.
It registered 324 cases out of the 17,533 cases of domestic violence reported. The LC 3 chairperson of Agago Town Council James Oryema blames the increased cases of domestic violence on the high levels of alcohol consumption in the district.