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Murder mystery remains as Asio Onebe buried in Kaberamaido

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The remains of the Immaculate Mary Blessings Asio Angolonam Onebe have been laid to rest in Abalang Village, Ochero Town Council in Kaberamaido District.

Asio’s body was discovered in a septic tank on September 9, 2021 at her matrimonial home in Muyenga, Kampala. She went missing on January 6, 2021 and the search for her whereabouts continued by the police and relatives until September.

But even after her body was found in the septic tank in her matrimonial home, her husband, Francis Onebe told the police that the body was not that of his wife. This prompted the police to conduct a DNA test to identify the body. The results turned out positive.

After the DNA confirmation, relatives went to pick the body from Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA morgue at Mulago and the body transported to her relatives’ home in Ochero on Friday.

Asio’s matrimonial home is in Lwala Village, Kaberamaido Sub County in Kaberamaido District. But at the burial on Saturday, her husband Onebe and all his relatives were not seen.

Ivy Inapo, the only daughter and child to the couple asked her relatives to unite and move the family forward amidst the mysterious nature of her mother’s death. Inapo says she has found her comfort in the Lord and wants the family to live in peace.

Richard Emou, the brother to the deceased says that the family awaits the findings from the police investigations and court for justice. He says that the family is more agonized with the brutal murder of their sister.

The Minister for Teso Affairs, Dr. Clement Ongalo Obote Obote asked government to expedite investigations into the matter for justice to be served to the family.

“Nobody is allowed to take another person’s life for whatever reason. We ask the police to do their work deligently to serve justice in this case. I request the family to remain calm and allow the law to take its course,” he said at the burial.

Ongalo was accompanied by the Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Mary Goreti Kitutu, Ochero County MP, Julius Peter Emigu Olem and Kaberamaido District Chairperson, Victor Rex Ekesu, who also a brother to the deceased.

Asio was a professional designer and the Director of Paragon Security Company. Information from police indicates that Asio separated with Onebe for 14 years before they remarried. The couple is reported to have had long family wrangles over issues yet to be disclosed.



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