Crime

MAN POISONS SELF AFTER STABBING WIFE DEAD IN GULU

By Christopher Nyeko

GULU: Police in Gulu City are investigating circumstances under which a man stabbed his wife dead after developing a misunderstanding.

The deceased identified as Grace Laker 30, housewife and a resident of Lukung Cell in Laroo Pece division in Gulu city was stabbed by the husband identified as Willy Okeny of the same area.

According to the area chairperson Jimmy Ociti, the deceased returned home on Thursday morning after spending a night in an unknown place without the knowledge of the husband.

”After returning home, the duo boiled up and immediately developed a quarrel. As the scuffle ensued, the Okeny pulled the deceased inside the house and stabbed her with a knife to death,” he explained.

Ociti added that efforts to rescue Laker were futile since the suspect locked up her in the room and continued stabbing her.
”The suspect after realising he has killed wife, took poison and was rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital by his father  Okeny Franco for medical attention,” he added.

The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudongo confirmed the matter and said the case has been registered at Gulu Central Police Station under CRB number 9/8/2022.

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He said they visited the scene of crime and recorded statements from relevant eye witnesses.

Mudongo added that an exhibit killer knife used was recovered and documented, body of the deceased was conveyed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations continue.

Information obtained from Aswa region indicated that the region registers six murder cases weekly.

The police spokepersn atributed the rise in murder cases to gender base violence.

Recently the fatal murder case by stabbing under reference number CRB 313/2022 where reknown politician and lawyer Francesca Amony alledgely stabbed her housband Dr. Joseph Etuk from their rental home in Keyi “A” Cell Kasubi ward in Bardege Layibi Gulu city.

Police urged people to embrace peaceful means of dialogue to mitigate domestic related misunderstandings rather than resorting to violence that result into criminal act.

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