The family spokesperson told URN that a resolution to bury the late was finally arrived at following series of unsuccessful engagement with the UPDF over compensation of the late, hence the family resolved to accord the deceased burial
The family of the late LCIII Chairperson of Rupa Sub County in
Moroto district has finally agreed with the UPDF to bury the late Dan Apollo
Since December 2019, there has been an impasse between the family and the UPDF
over his death. Lomoyo was killed by a UPDF soldier at Kidepo military
detachment on 17 December.
He was allegedly shot dead following a disagreement with the UPDF over an
operation to impound cattle in Rupa Sub County.
The family has since been demanding for a report on the death, compensation
before they can bury.
Emmanuel Tebanyang, the family spokesperson says that a resolution to bury the
deceased was finally arrived at following series of meetings with the UPDF over compensation.
He says that the deceased will be buried
on 28th of March 2020 at Katum-kasikou Cell in Moroto Municipality.
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As part of the family demands, a commission of inquiry on the
death of the chairman was instituted to investigate the death of the chairman.
It is led by the UPDF Commander Land Forces, Peter Elwelu. However, its
findings have not yet been made public.
According to the 3rd Division Public Relations Officer, Maj. Peter Mugisa the
report is ready but it has not yet been shared with third division.
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The family spokesperson, Emmanuel Tebanyang expressed disappointment over the
negotiations and accused the UPDF of showing no responsibility towards
supporting the family of the late. He explained that the family wants the UPDF
to take over the responsibility of supporting the widows and the children of the deceased.
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Maj. Mugisa says three soldiers accused of having had a role
in the death of Lomoyo are in the custody.