The victims were abducted on Monday night by unknown people who were armed with sharp and lethal objects.
ASP Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokersperson - Photo by Dominic Ochola
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Police in Amuru District has arrested five suspects for allegedly
abducting five people from the same family.
The abductees include a 60-year-old man, Wilson Kinya and his four
sons namely; Tolbert Mwaka, 30; Aron Oringa, 27; Simon Omony, 20 and Simon
Komakech aged 18 - all residents of Giragira Parish in Lamogi Sub-County.
The victims were abducted on Monday night by unknown people
who were armed with sharp and lethal objects.
According to police preliminary investigations, the gang members
were led by Richard Okello and his accomplice only identified as Dwala, who are
both still at large.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the
incident saying the police was notified in time and immediately launched an
operation and arrested five suspects and rescued the four brothers, but their
father is still missing.
Those in custody include Christopher Kolorach, 49; Sunday Oloya, 37; James
Otura, 45; and 25-year-old David Ocaya - all of whom are being held at Amuru
Central Police Station pending further investigations.
Okema further intimated that security personnel from Amuru CPS commanded by
District Police Commander – DPC, Emmanuel Bwambale reinforced by a team from
Paboo Police Station have been hunting for the missing elderly man but to
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and later Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.