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Security guard shoots self dead after quarrel with wife in Gulu

A security guard from LAB Security and Consultancy Ltd (LSC) has committed suicide by shooting in Gulu city allegedly after a quarrel over food with his wife Gloria Akanyo.

Pauline Ayoto, the chairperson of Kasubi Cell has identified the deceased as 30-year-old Badru Okot. According to Ayoto, Okot locked himself inside his rental house and turned his gun on his head in the wee hours of Saturday morning. His body was found lying in a pool of blood with a shattered skull and a short handgun beside it.   

According to Ayoto, the deceased had a long history of domestic violence with his wife, who was only identified as Akanyo with whom he had three children.  

The deceased's neighbour who spoke on condition of anonymity told URN that the deceased's wife was involved in a sexual affair with a soldier at the Forth Division army barracks and had planned to join the army early this week.

She said that the deceased had separated from his wife for some time but were in the process of reuniting and little did the man realize that the woman was already engaged with another man.

David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson said that Okot's boday has been taken to hospital for a postmortem.

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