The charcoal valued at 112,500,000 million Shillings were being transported from Adjumani District via Amuru enroute to Busia Sofia Marker in Busia Town at the Uganda – Kenya border. The incident happened between December 2019 and January 2020.
The directive also relates to a recent incident in which a UPDF soldier, Lance Corporal Geoffrey Okello Oneka was accused of killing three civilians in Vanguard Parish, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality. Okello, 32, is now facing charges before the Division Court Martial.
The deadly insects were randomly sighted in Got Lunyang and Aol ki Lyec villages in Lutuk Parish, Kochgoma Sub County; Obira village in Anaka Sub County, Purongo Sub-County and Nwoya District headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday.
Okello is accused of gunning 52-year-old Beatrice Ajok, and her two sons; Dan Joakim Binyang aged 18, and Owen Norman, 20. An 8-year-old child was also injured in the incident which happened at around 8:30 pm in Vanguard sub ward, Pece Division in Gulu Municipality.
The children numbering 40, reportedly aged between 14 to 23 who were kidnapped and held in captivity by the LRA. It is widely cited that Kony has anywhere between 50 and 100 wives, all of whom have been abducted and forced into a life of sexual slavery by the LRA leader and his top commanders.
Deo Okello Latigo, an Agricultural Inspector, says the inputs were seized during an inspection in six Agro-Input shops including Mak-Kweri, Okado, Gang Pur, Pur Lonyo, Lapur Pe Tur, and Lute Agro-Input Investment, all in Gulu town.
According to Okema, the deceased is suspected have been strangled to death by unknown people. He says that the thugs cut the iron sheets to gain access into a motorcycle spare parts shop that the deceased was guarding.
The solder identified as James Onyango, a Lance Corporal attached to SPLA’s Lion Battalion was arrested on 19 March 28, 2019 armed with an AK47 gun Reg: No. Bm-9640 with 59 rounds and two empty magazines.