GULU –The Police in Lamwo district are holding a woman from Madi Opei Town Council, for allegedly killing her 67-year-old mother.
Grace Milly Amono, 28, is reported to have hit her mother, Nighty Auma on Thursday at around 8:30 pm when they were having their evening meal at their home in Kal Ward, Orogo cell.
Juma Abdullah, the LCIII Chairperson of Madi Opei Town Council, narrated that prior to the incident, the suspect is said to have complained how her mother, was constantly insulting her.
Then in the evening, Auma is alleged to have carried her 8-month-old granddaughter and fed her cowpea plant, a leafy vegetable locally known as boo but it was spiced with red chili.
According to Abdullah, the burning sensation caused by the red chilly made the child to let out a loud cry, which angered the child’s mother, who then went out and picked a log, hitting her mother in the stomach and killing her, instantly.
Abdullah said that the suspect could have been angered by the alleged insults from her mother. He advised the community against making decisions that are always devastating.
Andrew Opiyo, the regional Community Liaison Officer said according to reports recorded by police, the suspect who was staying together in the same home with her mother had cooked bush rats –a delicacy in the area – was angered, wondering why her mother had given her baby spiced vegetables instead of the rats, which she had prepared for her child.
Opiyo said the case has been reported and is registered under SD REF 09/15/12/2022 – and the suspect was still locked up at Madi Opei Police Station, waiting to be arraigned before court on Wednesday.
Father Arrested for Torturing his daughter to Death
Meanwhile, the Police in Masindi have arrested, a 25-year-old, Sharif Akugizibwe, a resident of Kisindi village in Kyakamese parish Pakanyi sub-county for allegedly torturing his child to death.
It is alleged that Akugizibwe beat his one-year-old daughter, Mercy Atulinde for unknown reasons.
The child sustained serious injuries on the head, face, neck, both hands and chest, leading to death on arrival at Masindi General Hospital.
Residents threatened to lynch Akugizibwe when he returned home carrying the body of his dead daughter, but police rescued him, according Moses Baguma –the Kisindi LCI Chairperson.
Julius Hakiza – the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying the suspect will be charged with aggravated torture and murder.
Additional reporting by URN