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Kole businesswoman murder, investigations underway 

(Last Updated On: 4 August 2023)

Kole | Police in Kole District are investigating the sudden death of a businesswoman whose body was found lying helpless at her residence.

Locals of Korner village, Irela parish, Ayer Sub County in Kole district on Tuesday evening were left in utmost shock upon finding the lifeless body of Silima Eliya dead in her house.

The body was discovered by the employees, hours after she was murdered during the daytime.

North Kyoga Regional Police PRO, SP Patrick Jimmy Okema confirmed the suspect identified as Jaspher Okello, 19, was found in possession of the personal belongings of the deceased.

According to SP Okema, the suspect was apprehended on Wednesday morning from his hideout in Minakulu, Oyam District. 

“Items recovered from the suspect include an LED TV Matrix set, Smartphone Techno camon, cash worth Shs 17,450,000, one wristwatch, sugar ( 4 kgs), cooking oil (2 packets of two litres), two-bed sheets and a small bag,” Okema added.

The body of the deceased has since Tuesday been conveyed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital mortuary pending postmortem.

Meanwhile, Okema now calls for calmness from the family of the deceased and the public at large as the investigation continues. 

An update follow. 

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