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Police arrest three over Katakwi double murders


Police arrest three over Katakwi double murders

Three people have been arrested by the Police in Katakwi district, over suspected involvement in a raid on the home of a businessman one Omachar Emmanuel, during the night of 20.09.2021, at Aleles village, Akisim parish, Angodingodi, sub-county, in Katakwi District.

The suspects have been identified as; Ijoot John Robert, Olem Simon, and Asege Agnes, all from the same village.

ASP Ageca Oscar Gregory, the PRO East Kyoga says the thugs killed Omachar together with his wife Achode Teddy, and inflicted serious injuries to their two daughters.

The Regional team from East Kyoga and Katakwi CPS visited the scene of the crime. The team included homicide detectives, who rushed the two juvenile victims to Katakwi General hospital for further medical attention. They also conveyed the bodies of the two deceased persons to the hospital for further post mortem analysis.

The team arrested the three suspects on preliminary information linking them to the murder, and transferred them to Katakwi CPS, for further interrogation, to help establish the circumstances and motivation behind the murder. Exhibits of material value were recovered at the scene.

The police assured the public that there is no place for such acts of violence and impunity, and will fast-track the investigation to ensure the suspects are thoroughly processed and arraigned before the courts of law.

“We further ask the public to disregard alarmist reports that Bijambiya (panga wielding gangs) had killed the two people. The incident is a straightforward case of murder” he said.

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