Crime & Investigation

Man Held over Rape, Murder of 80-year-old 


Police in Gulu District are holding a 24-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of an 80-year-old woman.

Rosa Atto’s body was found dumped in Oyitino Stream, about 100 meters away from her house in Keyi ‘A’ sub-Ward, Bar-Dege Division in Gulu Municipality.

Aswa Region police spokesperson Patrick Okema, said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off.

“Bundles of opium, a banned substance were found in the house of the suspect,” Okema said.

He added that a postmortem report indicated that the deceased sustained broken ribs and injuries on the head.

Atto  becomes the 13th victim of murder since June this year, according to police criminal records.

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