February 27, 2024

Mob lynches man who killed brother and packed his body in a sack

By Isaac Okello (isaac.okello@vol.co.ug)

Lira

An angry mob yesterday lynched a man suspected to have killed his brother, packed his body in a sack and dumped it in a swamp.

Bosco Onyanga reportedly killed his brother, Denis Akor over a land wrangle in Bar-rwot village, Akor Parish, Agweng Town Council in Lira district. Onyanga and Akor are members of Orak Ochola Iyam-Iyam clan.

Vincent Ayo, a local of the area told Voice of Lango FM that a member of the clan demanded that Onyanga takes them to where he dumped Akor’s body and the former took them to the swamp where the body was found. The mob then pounced on him and hacked him to death.

Agweng town council chairman, Thomson Oyena condemned the murder and cautioned people against taking the law into their own hands.

Lira District vice chairperson Bonny Omara visited the area and said such murders should not repeat itself.

By press time yesterday, police had reached the crime scene to launch investigation into the matter.