According to Mujuni, each fisherman paid Shillings 1.7 million to the militiamen to regain their freedom. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says the fishermen were freed following the intervention of Ugandan security officials who engaged their Congolese counterparts.
The incident happened near Kaiso and Kijangi landing sites in Buseruka sub county in Hoima district and Sebigoro landing site in Kabwoya sub county in Kikuube district in the wee hours of Saturday at around 2AM.
Born January 14, 1995, at St Joseph Hospital Kitgum Mission to Christine Apiyo a nurse and George Oluma, a politician and ex-soldier, Obedgiu studied at Mbuya Nursery School and later went to Kitgum boys for the primary one and two before moving to ABC Primary School in Rackoko, Pader district.
The fishermen only identified as Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga were abducted on 31 October 2019. They had gone out to fish on Lake Albert when they were attacked by suspected militiamen who then crossed with them to the DR Congo together with their fishing gear including a boat, engine and 16 sets of fishing nets.
Kirabo went to Kampala Kindergarten for nursery and Kampala Parents before switching to City Parents Primary School in Nakulabye, where she sat her Primary Leaving Examinations and obtained 8 aggregates in 2009.
Lugemwas youngest wife, Nazziwa says her children havent returned to school because of nonpayment of school fees. She also says her landlord has already issued her an eviction notice because she has not paid for January.
Speaking on Friday at Lwala Girls Secondary School as a guest of honor during the commemoration of the abducted girls, Kadaga assured parents that she will table the matter in parliament and task government to account for the missing girls.
The two fishermen; Patrick Okumu and Jackson Owonda were arrested on allegations of fishing in the DRC territory, a common occurrence resulting from the absence of a clear boundary in the Lake which overlaps the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi Police Spokesperson, says on interrogation, Tukamuhabwa confessed having abducted the teenager and directed them to the house of Margret Tumwebaze in Ikumba village in Shebeya Parish in Hamurwa Sub County, where the girl was found.
The bylaw proposes various punishments for different offenders. The bylaw, proposes that parents who marry off their children, below 18 years are liable to a fine of 150,000 shillings or a jail term of two month or both.
School authorities at Lacor Seminary in Gulu and St Maryâ€™s College Aboke in Kole district say they are still looking forward to welcome back their students, who were abducted by the rebels of the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army almost 15 years ago.