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Lira Businessman shoots, kills his son


Police in Lira city is investigating circumstances under which a businessman shot and killed his own son.
A 57 year old Joe Haji Ogwang a resident of Ired a Estate who is currently being held at Lira city central police station, shot at his son who has been identified as Haron Okello after a scurffle yesterday.
The incident which reportedly tookplacw around Kamuswahili Cell Lira-City East Division, came after the deceased reportedly tried to disarm his father who had refused to give him money.
“In self defence the father (Ogwang) discharged a bullet which injured him, he was later rushed to Lira Medical Center where he was pronounced dead,” SP PJ Okema, the North Kyoga police spokesperson said in a statement.
According to SP OK em a, preliminary findings indicates that Okello was an army deserter and a drug abuser.
“Scene was visited by both DPCs of Lira City CPS and Lira City West Division together with the Division CID Officers and a SOCO,” he said
Adding, “Sketch plan was drawn by detectives, some statement recorded from eye witnesses, Case file registered under CRB 1002/2023,”
A pistol No UG IND 99702870 with 5 rounds of ammunition recovered and exhibited.
“We are yet to a certain weather he acquired the pistol legally through the license he holds,”

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