One Killed In Hit And Run Accident.

By on July 4, 2017

A man only identified as Sam, aged around 30 years was on Tuesday morning killed in a hit and run accident. The victim died instantly.

The accident happened in the morning at around 5:30 AM at Yago Pino village in Pawat Omeru East parish Purongo Sub County Nwoya district along the Karuma-Pakwach Highway.

The Nwoya District Police Commander Dan Okello says both the vehicle and the driver has not yet been identified. The body of the deceased has been brought to the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital (GRRH) pending a post-mortem.

The Purongo sub county chairman Ben Okot says the deceased identity was not fully known to members of the community but confirmed that he is a resident of his area who worked as a herdsman for one Simon Okony and many other people in the area. He suspects that the deceased is a Munyankole from the Western part of the country.

According to Okot the deceased was drunk by the time of the accident. He suspects that Sam went on a drinking spree at Lapok Moo Centre in Wii-Anono village.

The Aswa River Region police public relations officer Patrick Jimmy Okema says the matter is under investigation.

By Emmy Daniel Ojara.Nwoya.

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