According to statistics obtained from police in Aswa River Region, a total of 366 homicide cases were registered in Acholi Sub –Region in a period of 15 months. Out those cases, 301 were from January to December 2020 while 65 were from January to March this year.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from Rugu –rugu Village, Adilang Sub –County in Agago district.
Ben Okot, the Purongo Sub –County Chairman says the establishment of a Police Post will greatly help fight crimes and poaching that are so rampant in the area and that the 10kms distance from Purongo Police Post to Tangi Village makes timely police response in case emergencies difficult
Joel Christopher Luwum, a resident of Patuda Parish, says that the suspects and others still at large waylaid the deceased on Friday evening on his way from Forgod Trading Center and assaulted him leaving him with multiple injuries.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says that they impounded Friendship Bus registration KCT 702G from Gulu going to Kampala on Wednesday morning from Layibi Check Point in Gulu City while carrying passengers full board.
According to Okema, fifteen out of the nineteen explosives found in Nwoya have already been gathered in a safe place in Anaka Town Council by police only waiting to be detonated, while the other four are still in the communities.
A recent murder case was reported to police on Sunday in Agago where an eighteen-year-old girl identified as Collins Acayo, a Senior two student of Adilang Secondary School in Agago, was discovered dead in the bush with a slit throat. Police report indicates that the deceased was allegedly murdered during a revenge attack in an interfamily feud.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were picked up from hangouts within Gulu City such as Buganda Pub, Password, Indoors and Northern Pearl.
Bashir Hangi, the Communication Officer of Uganda Wildlife Authority –UWA told URN in an interview that the drivers who knocked the game animals are still at large and are being hunted by the Police and UWA.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the postmortem conducted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital morgue indicates that a chemical substance was found in the deceased’s body.
These cases within only eight months surpass the cases of domestic violence recorded in the region in 2019 according to the Police Annual Crime Reports of 2019. According to the annual crime report, Acholi Sub –Region recorded 1,131 cases of domestic violence.
The incident happened at Agung Village, Anaka Sub–County along the Packwach–Karuma Highway, when A a motorcycle registration number UEV 202X on which they were riding joined the highway and collided with the speeding police truck registration number UP 5638.
The suspect is 27-year-old Pamela Akullu, a resident of Leb-ngec village in Lungulu Sub –County in Nwoya district. She reportedly committed the offense in the night of May 8th after luring the minor to escort her to a neighbor’s home.