An 18 year old girl who was a student of senior two in Adilang secondary school Agago district has been killed by her boyfriend’s relatives in a love affair gone bad.
According to police, the girl is Collins Acayo who was murdered by her boyfriend’s relatives on 25th Feb 2021 in Aduma village, Agago district after she allegedly had sex with her boyfriend Robert Okema.
It is said that Acayo has been in relationship with Okema 20 and on 25th the duo was having sexual intercourse when Acayo’s relatives nabbed them red handed. They then beat up Okema to coma; Prompting his family to organize a revenge fight from where Acayo was beheaded.
The Aswa river region police Spokeperson Patrick Jimmy Okema confirmed the incident and said that their officers from Adilang visited the scene of the crime and found it is true Acayo was murdered.
“Our officers from Adilang on 28 got a report of a person’s body found in the bush. They later confirmed that the body was Acayo’s and they took it to Abim hospital pending postmortem” Police PRO Okema explained.
Okema noted that the police were informed that the duo was in a love affair and that trouble arose when the girl’s relatives beat up her fiance calling for a revange attack.
“The family of deceased girl beat Okema up into coma which angered his relatives to revange by chopping off Acoyo’s neck thinking that their son was dead” PRO explained.
The case has since been registered at Patongo Police post under reference number CRB 762021 as the hunt for the suspects is on going.
PRO Okema says, Aswa river region has now registered 15 murder cases in month January and February alone with Agago having 7, Amuru 4, Lamwo 2, Gulu district 1 and Gulu city 1.
Okema warns the public to desist from acts of lawlessness that might render them to prisons and courts of law.
He appealed to the religious and cultural leaders, civil society organizations to step in to sensitize the people on how best they can do away with such inhumane acts.
He argued that criminal cases are high in the region including others which go unreported to police calling for a holistic approach in sensitizing the masses in the region on how to end such trend.