Two arrested over death of woman in Nwoya

Nwoya police are holding two people over the death of a 32-year-old woman, Jacqueline Akot, at Lakalac Village in Koch Goma Sub-county on Wednesday night.

Patrick Opiyo, 30 and Walter Oloya, 25, who are currently detained at Lapem police post reportedly accompanied the deceased and her husband, Bernard Oryema, 40, back home from a drinking joint at Cuk pa Ochora.

However, on reaching home, the duo turned back with Akot whose lifeless body was later found laying on the road to her home around 2am.

After receiving information about his wife’s death this morning, Oryema collapsed and was rushed to St Mary’s Lacor Hospital in an unconscious state, according to Ms Evelyn Anena, the female district councillor for Koch Goma sub-county.

“The suspects ran back home with claims that the deceased collapsed on the way crying saying that her husband had stabbed her. But the husband was not with them at that time,” Ms Anena explained to our reporter.

Audio: Anena on Akot’s death (Luo)

The officer in charge of Nwoya central police station, Mr Kenneth Agaba, confirmed the report adding that a team of detectives had been sent to the scene by press time.

“What I can say is that our men have cordoned off the scene waiting for the next step to be taken,” said the police officer.

The law

Article 188 of the Penal Code Act states 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 punishment.


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