TORORO-A man is said to have cut off his uncleâ€™s six fingers after hearing that he wanted to take the land he inherited from his father. Italia Agese, 45, reportedly attacked Philip Emojong, 64, at Angorom in Osukuru sub-county on Friday evening. The district Police commander, Gaudencio Venn Okumu, said the suspect was under their custody. A witness said Agesi returned from a drinking spree at about 6:30pm, picked his panga and concealed it under his jacket. He then stormed his uncleâ€™s home. After disagreeing on when to discuss the matter, Agese pulled out the panga and aimed at Emojongâ€™s head. The uncle shielded his head with his hands and the panga chopped off his fingers. Their relatives disarmed the suspect before dragging him to the Police station.
Police appeals to public
IGANGA-The south-eastern regional Police commander, Christopher Kubai, has urged the public to help the Force in curbing crime. Kubai made the appeal on Sunday while addressing residents of Bulanga town at the closure of the community policing week. Kubai warned Police officers against colluding with criminals to terrorise the public. The residents reported increasing cattle thefts, attributing them to lack of enough Police personnel. They asked Kubai to send more Police officers to the area. The officer in charge of Bulanga Police post, Edward Walooki, appealed to his boss for communication equipment and means of transport to boost the effectiveness of the post.
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