The LDU, Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty of murdering a 65-year-old resident of Amati parish in Oyam District. The deceased was identified as Francis Ogwang Munu, a member of the village COVID- 19 task force, who was allegedly assaulted to death during an operation to enforce night-curfew on June 27.
It is alleged that the LDUs, who were around six in number and were stationed at Kamdini police station went to Amati Trading Centre in the evening to disperse the crowded who all took off leaving behind Ogwang who was then badly battered.
The man who is a resident of Opam B’ village, Ogwang apur parish, Acaba Sub county was resting at the trading center while waiting for a bicycle which was supposedly to be sent by his family members to pick him up and take him home upon arrival.
Victor Kule and the OC Ngai Police Post Joseph Odongo were on Tuesday summoned to the Regional Police Headquarters where Peter Nkulega, the North Kyoga Regional Police commander ordered for their detention on allegations of negligence and disobedience of lawful orders.
It is alleged that they drowned after their boat was reportedly hit by a hippopotamus on their way from Restoration Gateway Hospital in Kiryandongo District where he had taken his wife for medical treatment.
The highway stretching from Lira town through Corner Molem-Aboke in Kole District and Loro township in Oyam district has remained in an appalling state since 2009 when it was last rehabilitated by Dot Services Limited.
Wilfred Chemutai, the Karuma Sector UWA chief warden says the money is to facilitate the burial arrangements, pending other administrative decisions by the higher authorities regarding compensation as the per law
Atim who was riding a motorcycle registration number UEW 372K reportedly made abrupt U-turn on the highway and was knocked dead by the speeding Pajero at Nguti-Cati trading Centre along Kampala-Gulu high way on Monday night.
The students and three of their teachers were traveling to Butiaba landing site in Buliisa district for a geography field work when the tragedy occurred. 64 of them are now admitted at St Mary\'s hospital Lacor in Gulu while four others who were critically injured are still being treated from a health center in Aboke awaiting referral.