Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson told URN on Monday that reports obtained indicate that the suspect severely beat up Akoli for yet undisclosed reasons, then took the victim to Life Line Clinic in Lira City for medical attention.
Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander-RPC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that the operations were conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where they apprehended more than 150 curfew violators across the region.
Peter Ekellot, a friend who rushed to the scene of the accident, says that Abura and Ogiraileng are UPDF soldiers attached to Magoro in Katakwi district. He explains that the duo had travelled to Soroti through Omatenga- Okokorio ferry connecting Katakwi and Kumi districts through Lake Bisina to withdraw their salaries in Soroti.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, has confirmed that there was a general delay for the last month salary for all SPCs countrywide but money has now been sent to respective regions except Kampala Metropolitan. Enanga explained that salary for KMP SPCs is being withheld because there is verification being done.
Emmy Kongai Louro, the LC 2 chairperson of Naitakwae and resident of Katanga cell, says that they decided to hand over Moru after a series of attacks against the community members, in which some people were gunned down.
At least 2124 people spent their weekend in various police cells after they were arrested for flouting curfew time. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said joint security operations arrested people on roads driving or riding past curfew time while many others were picked from bars.
ASP Twesigye reportedly walked back to the police station after quarreling with the youths, and returned to the scene in the company of three other police personnel.
Twesigye is then reported to have fired two rounds of live ammunitions in the air before before turning the gun on young Bakooye and shooting him in the chest.
Mugerwa said that of recent there has been an increase in cattle theft within the district and the perpetrators use vehicles like taxis from which they remove the seats to transport the animals, adding that the burnt vehicle also didn’t have seats.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were arrested after concerned drivers in Moroto Taxi Park become suspicious when they approached them to hire a vehicle to drop the children in Ngora in Teso.
Hundreds of revellers were reportedly partying at a thanksgiving party organized for Retired Col. Fearless Obwoya Oyat, the new Pader LC V Chairperson when police stormed and dispersed them for violating the nighttime curfew and restrictions on social gatherings as part of the COVID-19 control measures.
The accident occurred at the railway crossing line blocking vehicles from crossing from either side. Eye witnesses told URN that the incident occurred at around 8:30 pm when the truck driver failed to stop for the train to cross.
According to Longole, the trio was lynched around 4 pm on Saturday on suspicion of being cattle thieves. “By the time police and the army reached the scene of crime, all the three people were already dead,” he said.
According to Nakiru, the suspect is a serial defiler who has over 10 children with different girls, adding that he has been paying his way out of trouble. “This time around we shall protest to police should they try to play around with this case,” she said.
Nabos Iguru, one of the affected persons told Uganda Radio Network that Kaliisa acquired a title for the land in 2019 without the consent of residents, which he wants to use to evict them. According to Iguru, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom offered the contested piece of land to residents and wonders how Kaliisa came to acquire the title without their consent or that of the kingdom.
KCCA and 10 companies owning different sizes of plots inside Old Taxi Park signed an MOU on December 10th, 2020 in respect to the 2019 Court order by the High Court Land Division authorizing vacant possession of the said plots of land.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson told URN that Annet Bisikwa, the mother of the victim reported to Police that her daughter had been defiled by the health worker at the facility they had gone to seek for medical services, which led to his arrest.