Dog Comes Home With Skull of Missing Gulu Pupil

Grief has engulfed the residents of Oroko village, Mede parish in Gulu district after a dog turned up home with the skull of an 11-year-old boy who went missing more than two weeks ago.

The boy identified as Ronald Ocitti, a P3 pupil of Aswa Camp Primary School went missing in the middle of January before a  family dog turned up home with remains of his head.

This led to a manhunt leading to the recovery of his body about 500 meters from the family home.

David Ngole, area Chairperson LCIII for Palaro says the boy went missing around January 17, 2016 after attending a night disco.

According to Ngole, Ocitti’s whereabouts was not known until the dog turned up with his skull and catapult that he used for hunting birds.

Ocitti said the catapult was stuck on the collar bone of the deceased and said he was a victim of domestic violence.

The boy’s parents were reportedly not on good terms because of domestic violence and that at the time of his death,the boy  had left home after his father identified as Martin Okot violently attacked his mother.


At the  time of his death, the deceased was living with maternal family members. His uncle, David Komakech, a local farmer has gone missing following the recovery of the boy’s remains.

The Aswa Region Police Spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the incident and said they have registered a case of murder by unknown person under CRB No. 455/2016 at Gulu CPS.

Police has asked  for information from the public that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) in the murder.

A sample of the deceased bone has also been taken for forensic test at police analytical laboratory.

At least five cases of murder have been recorded by police in Gulu since the beginning of this year.