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Police in Butula have intensified search for a primary school teacher after a man he allegedly beat up last week succumbed from the injuries he sustained.

The suspect who teaches at Bukhalalire Primary School is said to have gone missing to avoid arrest in connection with death of 51-year-old Joab Odero.

Ann Atieno told The Standard that her late husband was a watchman at Butunyi Primary School. Butula Police Commander Richard Omanga said they were yet to find the teacher and that the search was ongoing.

“We are still looking for him, once we arrest him he will be arraigned [in court],” said Omanga.

Odero is said to have differed with the suspect at a hotel in Butula where the latter had gone for lunch before confrontation ensued.

The teacher according to an eye witness descended on Odero with kicks and blows and disappeared.

The widow said her husband revealed the name of the teacher he accused of beating him and stepping on his chest.

“He told us that if he dies, ……(Chris) should be blamed for his death since it is him who had beaten him and stumbled on his chest severally,” said Atieno.

She continued, “I was called by my son when I left to buy some drugs to assuage the pain he had been experiencing but he passed on [before getting medication]. I want to know why he killed my husband.”

The body of the deceased was taken to Sega Mortuary and the burial preparation is going on.

Joab Odero Butula Constituency Watchman
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