Drunkard son kills his dad

A primary school teacher has died after he was allegedly beaten by his 22-year-old drunken son with whom he had been drinking.

It is alleged that Tonny Okile, 43, had a disagreement with his son, Andrew Opio at a local drinking joint, where they were having fun with other patrons.

Okile who was teaching at Awiny-Oru primary school in Apala Sub County, Alebtong District, but was recently transferred to one of the schools in Aloi Sub County, had not yet reported to his new duty station to begin the first term which officially opened on February 5.

Mr Fred Odongo, a resident of the area said on the fateful day, Okile had been drinking alcohol with his son and other patrons but they had an argument which deteriorated into a quarrel and his son retired home to sleep and left his father still drinking.
“When Okile returned home at about midnight, he went and knocked at his son’s door. However, the enraged Opio opened the door and kicked his father throwing him on the ground. He then picked a piece of brick
and hit his father on the chest,” he said.

The Lira District Police Commander, Ambrose Sabiiti said the suspect who was transferred to Lira central police station will be charged with murder. He condemned the high level of alcoholism among the youths in Lango Sub-region.

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