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Police Stranded with 17 Murder Suspects in Napak

Michael Longole, the Police Spokesperson for Mt. Moroto says their investigations into the case are complete. He however says that the suspects cannot be remanded on charges of murder due to suspension of court operations over covid 19 pandemic.

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At least 17 suspects arrested last week in Napak district in connection to the death of three people in Nabilatuk District are still under detention at Kangole, Central Police Station.

The three people who include a renowned cattle keeper Mariko Abura Apanaluk were lynched by the community of Lorengechora where they had gone to follow their stolen cattle.

Michael Longole, the Police Spokesperson for Mt. Moroto says their investigations into the case are complete. He however says that the suspects cannot be remanded on charges of murder due to suspension of court operations over covid 19 pandemic.

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Last week, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has suspended the hearing of all court cases including election petitions for 42 days. 

Owiny-Dollo said that the suspension is being done in line with the directives issued by President Yoweri Museveni for prevention and mitigation of the spread of COVID-19.

The Chief Justice suspended all court hearings, execution proceedings and processes and noted that for the cases at the stage of submissions, the respective courts may advise the parties to file written submissions through email addresses provided by the court.

The killing of the three raised eyebrows between the two communities leading to several revenge attacks by the two communities. The row also increased incidents of thefts between the Napak and Nabilatuk including the incident in which three were killed.

However, security deployments and vigilance inside the two districts have diffused the tensions.

Meanwhile, police are cautioning the general public against taking the law into their hands saying if found on the wrong side of the law, they will be prosecuted.

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At least five incidents of mob violence have been recorded in South Karamoja including the killings in Moroto, Napak and Nabilatuk. On Tuesday, four suspected Karamojong were lynched to death in Kapchorwa.

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