A suspected poacher on Thursday evening accidentally speared to death a colleague he had traveled with to poach inside the Murchison Falls National Game Park.
Joseph Omara, a resident of Olony village in Anaka sub county, Nwoya district allegedly speared to death Olyel Richard, a resident of Aparanga village also in Anaka Sub County while hunting inside the protected national park.
According to reports, Omara’s spear allegedly landed on Olyel after missing his target on an antelope.
David Okema, the local council 3 chairperson, Anaka central told Mega FM that Omara handed himself to the local council authorities late in the night.
The Aswa River region police spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema says Omara in now in police custody.
A similar incident happened last weekend when two residents of Nwoya District went poaching at Murchison National Park, but instead of killing the animal, one of them lost his life.
In March 2013, a man identified as Charles Okot, aged 36, a resident of Olony Village in Anaka Town Council was also allegedly killed by Jacob Ocan while hunting for antelope.