Two suspected thieves lynched in Teso
Written by Carren Papai
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Two suspected thieves were lynched by an angry mob in Teso South District in two separate incidences as levels of crime in the region escalate.
In the first incident, a middle aged man was lynched by a rowdy mob in Opiloi after his attempt to rob a widow aborted.
It is alleged that Alfred Obaraza in company of others who escaped narrowly, had planned to steal from a widow who raised alarm attracting members of the public who rushed to her rescue.
The mob pursued the gangsters and caught up with Obaraza before frog matching him to the widow’s compound, where he was descended upon with crude weapons, his neck chopped off.
Elsewhere in Okame village in Teso South, residents ambushed and frog matched Robert Opechi from Tangakona market up to Okame village where they lynched him with crude weapons in the 6pm incident.
The deceased is believed to be among the suspects who attempted to steal from a widow Jacinta Atyang who screamed attracting the public to her place where they killed one while others escaped.
Adungosi police officers arrived at the scene and took the bodies to Busia District Hospital mortuary.
Speaking to West Fm at the scene, the residents raised concerns over increased crime in the area calling upon Teso police Boss Elphas Korir (pictured) to beef up security saying they feared for their lives.
They however vowed to continue lynching any suspected criminal until the area OCPD will step in to curb massive crime in the area.
Confirming the incidents, OCPD Elphas Korir warned residents against taking actions in their hands urging them to forward suspects to police station and relevant authorities.