Four Family Members Arrested For Dumping Brother In River Over Suspected Rape

Police in Gulu are holding four  family members on allegations of murdering a 22-year-old man member of the same family for allegedly attempting to rape his step brother’s wife.

The victim, Patrick Orach, 22, resident of Dwere Village in Pagik Parish Paicho Sub County is suspected to have been tortured by his own family members before being dumped in River Aswa while still alive, police said.

The incident happened on the evening of Wednesday 6th May  when it is said Orach attempted to rape Pamella Akello a wife to his stepbrother Richard Ojok, 25.

Suspects arrested in connection with the murder are Richard Ojok and his wife Pamella Akello, Ojok’s mother Christine Kilwara and Washington Opira, 23.

Alex Ojera an eyewitness told police that the deceased on Wednesday evening attempted to rape Akello who was alone at home but he fled after Akello made an alarm.The matter was reported to Paicho Police Station.

Ojera explained that Orach returned in the neighborhood  the very evening  of the attempted murder and was apprehended by family members who pounced on with fists and sticks.

The eye-witness added that the suspects arrested and others still at large later tied up their victim with a rope, continued beating him as they dragged him towards River Aswa where they dumped him.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson said the suspects were arrested on Thursday and are being held at Gulu Central Police Station. Police say they will be charged with murder.

Police visited the scene of the incident and discovered blood stains but Orac’s body was still missing at the time of filing this story.