NEBBI. Police in Nebbi district is investigating a circumstance under which a 65 year old woman was on Friday night picked from her house and killed in a neighbour’s house.
The deceased, identified as Pifua Akumu, a resident of Mbaro Pabelu village, Nyarvur sub county was killed in the wee hours of Friday morning after she was accused of attempting to kill one, Loic Anirwoth, 29, who was bed ridden at the time.
Mr Ronald Kasamba, a brother to Anirwoth said “when i was called on Friday morning that our sister was very sick, but because i knew of a long standing misunderstanding between her and her husband at their home, I decided to ask the police to help me but little did I know that police was already on the ground”.
The deceased was accused of having a hand in alleged poisoning of Ms Anirwoth and the torture inflicted on her was to make her produce the antidote they claimed she was in possession of.
Ms Regina Namasaba, the officer in charge of Nebbi police station said the deceased was allegedly picked from her house about 200 meters away from Anirwoth’s house claiming that she is a wizard and trying to kill Anirwoth who was bed ridden and wanted the deceased to cure her.
“They tried all means to force the deceased to cure Anirwoth including burning jerrycan on her and when she failed, they hit her forehead with a blant object killing her instantly”, Namasaba said.
She revealed that the killers decided to leave the body of the deceased in the victim’s house and left them lying next to each other.
But when Anirwoth was taken to the hospital, she was diagnosed with malaria and she is currently admitted at Nebbi general hospital and according to medical reports, she is out of danger.
Police said the husband to the victim, identified as Mr James Ocanda has been arrested to help the police in the investigation while the body of the deceased has since been given to the relatives for burial after a post-mortem was done.
The OC however advised locals not to take laws into their hand but report them to authorities for action because such action can lead to death of innocent people. She said all those who were involved in the act will all be arrested and prosecuted.