Crime

MAN BEATS  WIFE TO DEATH IN BUKEDEA

By George Emuron

BUKEDEA: Police in Bukedea district are investigating the circumstances under which a  man killed his wife in  Kadacar village Kangole Sub County.

The incident occured on Wednesday night when Moses Oguti,  47,   reportedly  murdered  Jesca Elaete, 37.

According to sources, Oguti had a bitter quarrel with  Elaete resulting in a fight during which he severely assaulted the wife.

The sources added that Elaete  was later rushed to Kabarwa health center III on Thursday morning  for treatment in severe condition  where she  was  later pronounced dead.

Later the deceased’s relatives  reported the matter  to the Kabarwa police post after Ogutu had fled.

“After their fight, the case was reported to police, unfortunately, Elaete passed on  and the husband Oguti had taken off”, said a Police officer at Kabarwa.

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However, police  later mounted a hunt and managed to arrest Ogutu on Thursday afternoon.

Charles Patrick Okoto, the  Bukedea district police commander confirmed Oguti’s  arrest revealing that they are holding him on murder charges as investigations go on.

Okoto added that Oguti would be arraigned in court  to answer  the charges once the investigations are complete.“I want confirm that in our cells, we have one  Oguti whom we  arrested on Thursday afternoon over the allegations  of murdering his wife Ms. Elaete”, said Okoto.

The police officer  however, advised the spouses to always explore abicable and lawful means of  resolving  family disputes in order  to avoid such incidencies.

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