David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were arrested over the weekend from where they had gone in hiding. According to Mudong, the trio was on Monday subjected to medical examinations under Police form 24 (A) to ascertain their mental wellbeing.
The fire believed to have been set by unknown people was first reported to the local authorities on Friday 10th. It escalated until Sunday evening when the Police Fire and Rescue Service team rushed to help put it out.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were arrested in connection with criminal acts ranging from the theft of phones and handbags, motorcycle theft, robbery, rape, and smoking opium.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were rounded up alongside 20 men found drinking in illegal bars while others were arrested after being found roaming in the city center beyond 7pm.
On Thursday morning, Joseph Mumbere, the Acting Gulu District Police Commander led dozens of Field Force Unit personnel to the college main campus located along Gulu Avenue who began firing teargas forcing the students, majority of whom majority were in their dormitories to run out of the college premises.
Gerald Joshua Oduka, the Spokesperson of Northern Entertainers Association says they were shocked to hear the singer perform in town amidst the strict lockdown and that his act made them question the authority of the security forces and the local leaders who were supposed to enforce the guidelines.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the singer held the illegal show on Tuesday night and that police intervened and dispersed the crowd shortly after receiving a tip-off from concerned residents.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says while carrying out the illegal act, Malimu and Oyet allegedly arrested one person for not wearing a facemask something that caused scuffle between the duo and the crowd at the scene.
Between 1st and 13th July, Police in Aswa River Region registered a total of 13 homicide cases. Gulu registered the highest with six cases followed by Omoro with three cases. Agago, Lamwo, Amuru and Nwoya districts registered one case respectively.
Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.
Peter Oola, the Chairman of Rom Village, Patuda Parish in Omoro District reportedly ordered Nelson Ojok, Michael Odoch, Collins Pute and Charles Okumu to arrest and assault David Okello, 16, and his colleague identified as Patrick Ojok, 19, over theft.
Emmy Obal, 17, a resident of Tegwana Parish, Pece –Laroo Division in Gulu City allegedly succumbed to the injuries he sustained after jumping off a speeding police patrol vehicle that was transporting him and his colleagues to Gulu Central Police Station following their arrest.
They allegedly waylaid Geoffrey Osborn Oceng at 10 pm on Sunday from Okwera –weki Trading Centre in Amuru Sub –County while he was enforcing the presidential guidelines to curb the spread of COVID -19. They reportedly smashed the windscreen of Oceng’s vehicle with stones and fled.