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Man hacks son-in-law over sh500,000 in unpaid dowry

By David Lakoch

Added 15th August 2016 04:44 PM

He was attacked his father-in-law wielding a hoe handle

Man hacks son-in-law over sh500,000 in unpaid dowry

He was attacked his father-in-law wielding a hoe handle

A bodaboda rider of Karuma Town Board, Kiryandongo district is nursing injuries after he was attacked and seriously injured by his father-in-law for failing to pay sh500,000 for marrying his daughter.

Moses Odoc a resident of Karuma in Mutunda Sub County was reported to have been attack and hit several times on the head by Nixson Okullu his father-in-law wielding a hoe handle.

Okullu accused Odoc of dodging payment of the dowry many times which led to his wife later leaving him.

Area LC1 chairperson, Opiyo Severino Olunya confirmed the incident, said Okullu was arrested and handed over to Police in Karuma Outpost.

When contacted, the officer-in-charge of the outpost however decline to comment, referring New Vision to the DPC.

However a police officer at the outpost speaking on condition of anonymity said Okullu was released on bond since he is a headteacher of Comboni Primary School and needed to be at school ahead of pupils' exams.

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