“The Police of CPS Soroti mounted an operation on street gangs colloquially referred to as Cokoras where several persons including six male juveniles have been arrested. The juveniles have been handed over to the probation office as provided for under the law,” Ageca said.
Two minors identified as Geresem Opio, 6, and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3 died and their mother, Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45 was hospitalized with another sister, Josephine Atim, 18, and a brother of 10 years. Both the deceased and patients are from one family belonging to Paul Omokori and Rebecca Ibukunyat.
The deceased have been identified as Geresem Opio, 6, who is a pupil of Bukedea Township Primary School and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3. Those hospitalized are Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45, and her two children; Josephine Atim, 18, and a minor of 10 years.
Neighbours discovered the death of Esiaru, 87, and Ikwam, 78 when they failed to come out of the house as usual. They informed the village chairperson, David Oyara Otim, who in turn reported the matter to the police.
One of the residents in Olobai Village who preferred anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, says that the food was reportedly poisoned in the kitchen when Ajibo had gone to fetch water from the borehole.
The suspects dumped Okalebo's lifeless body along the road to his home. On the same night, a 43- year- old mother from Kaberamaido district was beaten together with her side lover when her son found them having by the roadside.
According to the Police report released on Friday afternoon, the dead are part of the eight suspected cattle thieves from Karamoja who allegedly entered the home of Simon Anoku, a resident in Abwalakou Village with intentions to steal cattle.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.
The two suspects; Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died in two separate incidents on Saturday. Ojakol was allegedly found hanging in a lone cell at Bukedea Central Police Station while Okwalinga is reported to have fainted and died while in a search for exhibits.
Ageca says that unknown assailants armed with machetes attacked Opolot while he was seated in his compound. The assailants reportedly cut Opolot on the back, neck and the jaw with a panga before disappearing
Anne Atim, the proprietor of Kawa Anne Enterprises, says that the loss is immense and comes at a time when she had acquired a new loan for her business. She says her new stock alone had more than UGX.70 million by Friday.
Alobo’s planned visit comes just a week after the Minister of Local Government, Raphael Magyezi gave Soroti City authorities an ultimatum of three weeks to resolve the mess in the allocation of space to vendors.