Police in Gulu has in custody a father identified as Cheyi Ben Angol, a 37-year-old peasant of Apem village, Omel sub county in Gulu district, for the alleged murder of Okema Daniel, aged 16, and student, after he allegedly caught him red handed with his daughter on the night of 24.02.2023 at around 4am.
The facts gathered that after the suspect learnt that his daughter had sneaked out of the house at night, he mobilised his accomplices who included Rubangakene, Mugisha, Odongo Daniel, Komakech Daniel and Nasur Bwambale, with whom they stormed the home of the suspect. They recovered their daughter and brutally tortured the 16year boy friend to death. And thereafter hanged his body to fake a suicide then locked the house from outside with a padlock.
The father suspect was arrested, as serious manhunt for his 5 co-suspects is ongoing.
“We also urge members of the public to avoid such acts of violence and lawlessness, but instead, work within the law,” Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.