The victims were reportedly attacked last night when the assailants armed with bows and arrows raided their home in Labongo Otal village, Gule Parish in Orom Sub-county. Security identified the victims as Faustino Oyoo, 73, and his wife Laura Apio, 65, who are currently undergoing medical treatment at Namokora Health Center IV.
Ssekandi, who is the caretaker of 56 acres of land reportedly leased to Eritrean businessman Ezra Ghebrengus, said he was abducted by 10 men on October 25 and detained without any explanation at Kira Road police station. His trouble started in March last year when strangers came in the night and planted bananas on six acres of the land he was protecting.
However, Defence Lawyer Shamim Malende contested the delays and asked the court to allow the legislators to seek medical attention from specialized doctors since Kigo and Kitalya prison authorities failed to give them the necessary treatment for their ailments. Ssegirinya did not appear before the court, even through a zoom link, reportedly due to a deteriorating health condition.
"I am telling you my brothers and sisters from the media that this may be my last time to address the media because I live every day as it comes, not sure of the next, soldiers and police are trailing life since the time I lost elections," he said.
According to Police records, the same gang group participated in other robberies in Wamala zone-Nansana on May 18th, 2021 where they raped one of the victims. One of the gang members met his death on July 13th, 2021 at the hand of the mob in another foiled robbery in Kyebando in Kawempe Division.
Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that upon receiving the information, policemen rushed to the scene and cordoned off the place before embarking on investigations in the matter.
Ivan Onen, the Officer in Charge of Kakoba Police Post, says that a group of Indians filed a case of a missing person on Tuesday afternoon when their colleague failed to show up for work. They also tried to access him through his mobile telephone in vain.
Christopher Byarufu, a resident of Katikara sub-county wonders why no single suspect has been arrested in connection to all the robberies that have taken place since March this year, saying there could be a big loophole in security.
The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Rogers Taitika, says the deceased’s lifeless body was found lying by the roadside along Mbale-Tirinyi highway near Mbale Industrial park with injuries on the neck.