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Man Arrested For Battering 15-Year-Old Child


Police in Agago district has arrested a man for battering a 15-year-old boy over allegations of stealing from his shop.

Walter Okello reportedly used a claw hammer to smash the victim’s eight fingers in front of his shop in Wol Trading centre in Wol Town Council on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Patrick Okello, a resident of Otingowiye village in Ogole Parish.

Morris Ocan, the Wol Sub-county LCV Councillor says that on a fateful day, the boy went to buy an exercise book at Okello’s shop but on entering he found no one at the shop.

The exercise book was to be used for recording medical details of a patient the boy had brought to Wol Health III.

Ocan says the boy later decided to come out from the shop but as he exited, a friend to the shop keeper stopped him on suspicion of being a thief since there was no one in the shop.

When Okello was informed, he condemned the kid as being among some of the young thieves who are terrorizing businessmen in Wol Trading centre.

Samson Lubega, the Agago District Police Commander says the suspect was arrested and is currently being detained at Patongo Police station on charges of causing grievous harm to a minor who is nursing serious injuries at Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo.

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