Two siblings in Agago district are in police custody accused of killing their mother’s lover.
Police have identified the suspects as David Odongkara and Joseph Nyero, both residents of Kokil village in Paimol Sub county LC III Chairperson.
The suspects reportedly hacked 58-year-old John Edoo Okidi to death using an axe around 3am on Wednesday morning in Kokil village in Paimol Sub County.
The deceased had visited the suspect’s mother when he was killed.
Okidi has reportedly been cohabiting with the suspect’s mother for some time with intentions of inheriting her as his wife.
George William Kilama, the Paimol Sub county LC III Chairperson told Mega Fm in an interview that the suspects had severally warned the deceased to keep away from their mother.
According to Kilama, the suspects opposed their mother’s relationship with the suspect, saying it would strip their respect from community members.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema says detectives and Scene of Crime Officer visited the crime scene and took the deceased’s body to Dr. Ambrosoli hospital Kalongo for postmortem.
According to the penal code act of Uganda, any person who of malice aforethought causes the death of another person by an unlawful act or omission commits murder and shall be sentenced to death.