Woman burns husband, 7-year-old child in house after failed relationship

Dokolo, (UG):- The Territorial Police in Dokolo District have arrested a jilted female lover on allegations of setting ablaze her ex-husband and a seven-year-old child in a grass thatch house.

The deceased have been identified as Francis Onapa and Sadrack Abor, 7, all residents of Akaidebe Cell, Central Ward while the suspect is Kevin Atim a resident of the same area in Dokolo Town Council.

Preliminary police investigations indicate that Atim used petrol to see the grass-thatched house on fire after a relationship dispute with her husband Onapa that has not been settled for long.

Residents who surrounded the deceased home say their effort to turn off the power did not yield tangible results since fire overpowered them.

Ms Patience Bangazi, the District Police Commander – Dokolo said investigation into the matter has commenced and confirmed having the suspect in custody pending court appearance on charges of arson and murder.

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‘’We managed to trace the suspect and we are keeping her in our custody pending appearing in court of law, we are yet to sermon some witness named in the case, place don’t hesitate to come to make a statement,” Ms Bangazi said, adding that an arson case has been registered at Dokolo Central police Station under 02/17/03/2024.

Meanwhile, Ms Barbra Akec RDC of Dokolo District condemned the act of arson and implored the couple to step aside whenever their love problem is intense.

“We always tell people to step aside once the problem is big for you. That way your minds will get relieved and eventually get back,” Ms Aec said.

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“Look at this situation, what benefit has she gained from killing her husband and a child apart from her going to suffer in prison,” she wondered.

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