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Kumi Cyclist Kidnapped, Killed :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kumi Cyclist Kidnapped, Killed

Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says that Ochom didn't return home that evening prompting his family to report a case of a missing person at Mukongoro police station vide KUMI CRB 155/2023 originating from SD Ref 07/23/02/2023.
Afande Oscar Ageca.
Kumi police are investigating the alleged kidnap and murder of a Boda boda rider. Preliminary police investigations indicate that 18-year-old David Ochom, a resident of Omodoi Cell, Mukongoro Town Council in Kumi district went missing on February 22, 2023, with his motorcycle registration number UFU 213F after dropping his father and brother at Kanyum Comprehensive School in Kumi town.

Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says that Ochom didn't return home that evening prompting his family to report a case of a missing person at Mukongoro police station vide KUMI CRB 155/2023 originating from SD Ref 07/23/02/2023. According to Ageca, Ochom's father started asking different Boda boda riders about the whereabouts of his son and his motorcycle in vain.

He says explains that it was not until March 6, 2023, that some residents reported the suspicious conduct of Muhammad Oenen, a resident of Oputi Cell in Kanyum Town Council who was seen digging a hole in a swamp along Kumi- Palisa road in Oputi cell. 

His suspicious conduct prompted the residents to surround his home and later moved to the swamp where they found Ochom's body in a white sack buried in the same hole Oenen dug in the swamp. Ageca says police recovered the body and took it to Atutur hospital mortuary for postmortem before it was later handed over to the relatives for burial. 

He noted that although the suspects involved in this matter are on the run, the Police are using credible leads to bring them to book. "We would like to thank the community for their vigilance, volunteering information to police, and willingness to give their time and service for the greater good, which the Uganda Police unreservedly appreciates. The support of the community is paramount in service delivery by the Uganda Police Force and that allows us to continue to fulfill our mission and serve people in the communities," Ageca said in a statement.