The trio was picked up on Tuesday under the supervision of Brig. General Henry Isoke, the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit following an impromptu visit by the State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Peter Ogwang. The minister was accompanied by a team of officials from the National Building Review Board-NBRB, State House Anti-Corruption Unit, and police officers to inspect certain projects in the municipality.
Adoch was reportedly shot to death near a military detachment at around 10:00 pm. Capt. Amos Nsambu, the UPDF 5th Division Public Relations Officer, says that the deceased was mistakenly shot after she entered an ambush that was laid by security forces deployed to counter suspected cattle rustlers.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga police spokesperson, says that the affected people reported the theft at Otuke Central Police Station prompting the UPDF, ASTU, and police from Abim district to launch an operation to recover the animals.
Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe, the UPDF 3rd infantry division commander says the leaders have been calling for a full scale disarmament to arrest the armed cattle rustlers, but when security started launching the exercise, the same leaders turned against the operations.
Baraka Muneza, a Congolese refugee says that when they heard heavy gun shelling, they feared and fled to the Ugandan side of Bunagana. Muneza says that their interest is not to proceed to Nyakabande transit camp but to see their cradle land peaceful so that they cross back.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga says that preliminary police findings indicate that the fire was deliberately started. "The Investigations indicate that it was arson because the fires erupted from different spots within the dormitory and not from one spot. This means somebody carefully set the fire at different spots," Enanga has said.