Jonathan Ongom, a resident of Akaoidebe ‘B’ cell, Iceme sub-county used an axe to kill his brother Jonathan Kazura over a land row.
The incident followed a disagreement involving the two over a family plot of land despite the row being handled by the clan chief commonly known as Awitong.
Kazura’s death angered the residents who stormed Ongom’s home threatening to lynch. He was however rescued by police who whisked him away to Oyam Central Police Station.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying post-mortem was done at the scene and the body was handed over to the relatives for burial while the accused has been detained at Oyam Central Police Station.
Incidences of murder have been on the rise in the North Kyoga region where 110 murder cases have been registered between January and June.