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Amuru Woman, Three Kids Survive Arson Attack By Husband

Hut on fire

A woman and her three children survived an arson attack in Amuru district after her husband reportedly set ablaze the house they were sleeping in at Olinga Village in Pabbo Sub County.

The suspect David Otema aged 35 is reportedly on the run.

Okema allegedly set fire to a house his wife Auma Concy and childreb were sleeping in at around 11:00pm last night.

Charles Openy, the Local Council One chairperson Olinga village said the four people would have died if it wasn’t for the neighbors because the suspect had locked the door from outside.

Openy said the couple has been having misunderstandings for a long time with the man demanding that his wife leaves their home for a new found woman adding that attempts by local leaders and clan to mediate over the matter have been futile.

Openy said he has now referred the matter to police.

As regards the offense of Arson in count 2, under section 327 (a) of The Penal Code Act, Any person who willfully and unlawfully sets fire to any building or structure, whether completed or not, commits a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.

Since the beginning of this year, 20 cases of arson have been registered in Aswa River Region with properties worth millions lost.

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