Orec, a resident of Lela Village, Awila Parish, Akokoro Sub-County Apac District was arrested on Thursday after he assaulted John Tenywa, a traffic police officer.
Apac District has arrested Moses Orec for allegedly assaulting a traffic
police officer on duty.
resident of Lela Village, Awila Parish, Akokoro Sub-County Apac District was
arrested on Thursday after he assaulted John Tenywa, a traffic police officer.
It is alleged that Tenywa while on duty stopped Orec who was riding on
a motorcycle along the Akokoro-Apac road but Orec declined to stop, forcing
Tenywa and another officer to pursue him.
When Orec was
intercepted he assaulted the traffic officers who later managed to overpower
him, arrest and briefly detain him at Aluga police post. However, while being
transported on a motorcycle to Apac CPS, they were involved in an accident.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson says that the suspect
turned violent as he was being taken to the police station causing the policeman
to lose control.
According to Okema, preliminary findings show that the suspect was afraid of
being taken to Apac Police Station because he has been on the run for a crime
he committed last year.
"It was established later that Orec had a sanctioned file of assault
against one Felix Ogwal, a resident of Ariyo yat cell in Akokoro Sub-County an
incident which occurred in 2021 but all along he was on run," Okema said.
In 2020, two
people were charged on allegations of assaulting two traffic police officers.
The two reportedly beat up the traffic officers Emmanuel Tumuhibise and Thomas
Kamusiime who were carrying out their duties in Ngetta along the Kigtum-Lira road.
The suspects who were on a motorbike from Ngetta sub county heading
towards Lira Town were stopped by the traffic officers who were implementing
the presidential directives on boda-boda not to carry passengers. The suspects
picked up a fight with the officers after they had been stopped.
The incident was recorded on camera by a passerby who later uploaded it up on
social media drawing criticism.