Soldier kills three, leaves 8 year old fighting for life

Posted: 2020-02-11T08:20:14Z Read: 839 times
Soldier kills three, leaves 8 year old fighting for life

Police in Gulu are hunting for a Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF solier for allegedly shooting three people dead in Gulu on Monday evening in Vanguard sub ward, Vanguard Parish, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality.

Authoriies identified the deceased as; Beatrice Ajok, 52, and her two sons; Owen Norman 20 and a Senior Six student of St. Pope John Paul II SS and Dan Joachim Binyang, 18, while an eight-year-old child, Peace Apwoyorwot, sustained injuries and is admitted at St. May's Hospital Lacor.

According to the Pece Division ChairmanKelly Komakech, the suspect is Corporal Geoffrey Okello, a resident of the same area.

Eye witnesses say Okello had misunderstandings with the family of Ajok whom he accused of grazing her goats on his land.

The dispute between Okello and Akok had been mediated by the area LCI Chairperson and it was resolved, but the outcome of the mediation which is yet to be established angered Okello.

The UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemeire says the suspect is being hunted by police backed by soldiers.