The residents include Justine Odieny and John Ebwongu, both residents of Amoru Cell, Kokas Opolot of Onyakai Cell and Patrick Aporu of Omagoro Cell, in Soroti West Division. They were allegedly beaten on July 16, 2021, by soldiers who were acting on the orders of the RDC during an operation in Arapai shortly after 5 p.m.
David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says Okello has been masquerading as a pastor with powers to treat and solve every problem. According to Ongom, the suspect has been extorting money from unsuspecting Christians by selling them “holy water” at Shillings 600,000 per bottle.
The Mayor also raises concern about the slow police response into Boda- boda attacks and thefts that have triggered fear among his electorate in Soroti Municipality. Omer claims that police only work for people who have money and power at the expense of the poor.