Agago man kills elder brother

The Aswa River region police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema. (Photo: Kazi-njema News)

A 21-year-old man, Philip Oneka, has killed his elder brother, Robert Ojok, 41, at Bar-dege Cell in Guda Ward, Wol Town Council in Agago District.

According to the duo’s mother, Ms Ayaa Eromina, the incident took place yesterday (Tuesday), September 29, 2020 at around 5pm.

Ms Eromina told Kazi-njema News that Oneka, a resident of Lakoba East Cell in Lubanya Ward picked a quarrel with his deceased elder brother following a misunderstanding over unfulfilled pledges on wealth between the two.

The mother explained that sometime back, Ojok bought cows that he entrusted to his young brother’s care promising that he would give him one cow as a token of appreciation for his services.

However, Ojok did not fulfill his promise prompting Oneka to buy his own pig before his brother claimed it.

Ms Eromina continued that the matter was exacerbated when the deceased took away his young brother’s timbers to roof his house. This angered Oneka who ultimately picked up his bow and an arrow, shot his brother in the chest and died.

Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River police spokesperson, confirmed the report adding that officers from Wol police station visited the scene of crime and detained Oneka.

A murder case reference number 03/29/09/20 was registered and preferred against Oneka.

Mr Okema told this website that postmortem will be conducted today Wednesday, September 30, 2020, before the body will be handed over to the relatives for burial.

Meanwhile, the police officer condemned acts of people taking the law into their hands-advising that they should always seek amicable ways of solving their misunderstandings.

“We strongly encourage people to find peaceful ways of handling disputes other than taking the law into their hands,” Mr Okema advised.

The law

Article 188 of the Penal Code Act stipulates that any person who of malice aforethought causes the death of another person by an unlawful act or omission commits murder and shall be sentenced to death as a maximum sentence.

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