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Man beaten to death for breaking into pool table

By Hudson Apunyo

Added 19th January 2016 01:23 AM

The suspect was cornered and beaten to death, with his face smashed beyond recognition

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The suspect was cornered and beaten to death, with his face smashed beyond recognition

An unidentified man who allegedly broke into a pool table at Abongomola Market (Auction), Abongomola Sub County, Apac district in the wee hours of Monday morning was beaten to death by a mob.

Reports indicate that two suspects were breaking into the pool table and one fled leaving the ill-fated man behind.

The man according to witnesses was armed with a knife which he used to stab the owner of the pool table identified as Anthony Okello and another person, Okello Bua, leaving them with serious injuries.

The suspect was cornered and beaten to death, with his face smashed beyond recognition.

Okello was stabbed on the throat while Bua sustained injuries on the head and hands

Apac DPC Alfonse Ojangole confirmed the incident and said he had sent detectives to the scene and had no further details.

Extrajudicial killings were very rampant last year with over 50 cases reported to police.

The then Regional Police Commander (RPC) North Kyoga region, Rufino Okot Obwona while handing over office to his deputy after retiring from the force condemned the spate of the killings in the region and called on the community to respect the law.

In almost all cases of extrajudicial killings, no arrests are made, and the files are just closed and put away.

Okot Obwona said people should not be taking people’s lives at will, but rather have suspects arrested and prosecuted since there are all the organs of government working in the region.

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