Ely Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, says the students were planning to attack those participating in the post primary Volleyball and Netball competitions. According to Maate, some of the suspects claim they carried the weapons to protect themselves from being attacked by students from rival schools.
The story, published on January 17, indicated that Matojo was involved in the theft of cows from the Late Minister Eriya Kategayas farm in Buyaga village-Mpumudde Sub-county. Over 200 cows had disappeared from the farm since Kategayas death in March 2013. Kategaya was Ugandas First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs at the time of his death.
The first state witness Brain Mark Omito, a Police Officer attached to the evidence gathering unit presented before court a video footage showing Besigyes motorcade from Kalerwe to Mulago as proof that the crowd that followed him could jeopardize business in Kampala if he had not been stopped.
Raymond Ochan, the Pandwong Division chairperson says Kitgum district is unwilling to associate with any cult practices that may confuse communities to take up arms against an elected government, as it was the case with former Holy Spirit rebel leader, Alice Lakwena and her father Severino Lukoya.
Nassibu Nditta, the Iganga District Police Commander, says that Luyilo also set his house and property ablaze before taking his own life. According to Nditta, they found rolls Marijuana in the pockets of the deceaseds trouser.
Nelson Nahabwe, the Busia District Police Commander, says they picked up the suspects on Tuesday on a tip off from a crime preventer. He says they found the human bones stuffed in a rolling bag inside the house of Ali Mashar, one of the suspects.
Ezra Tugume, the Lira District Police Commander Lira, says the deployments are based on intelligence reports showing that the strikes in Comboni and Lango Colleges could spiral to some of the named schools. According to Tugume, they intend to maintain light deployment in the schools for mitigation purposes but not to create tension among students.