Information obtained by URN from reliable security sources indicates that suspect assaulted and raped an elderly woman before fleeing to Kampala in March last year from where he is believed to have been recruited into the rebel outfit.
Patrick Ocen, a suspected ADF rebel arrested in Orom Subcounty in Kitgum District. Photo By Julius Ocungi
A suspected member of
the rebel Allied Democratic Forces [ADF] is locked up at Kitgum Central Police
20-year-old Patrick Ocen was picked up from Akilok South Village in
Okuti Parish in Orom Sub-County, some 65 kilometers from the Uganda-South Sudan
border, four days ago.
Ocen is reported to
have sneaked back to his home village, almost a year and half after disappearing
from the area. The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech
confirmed arrest of the suspect to URN Wednesday evening but didn’t divulge
details, saying they are yet to interrogate him.
by URN from reliable security sources indicates that suspect assaulted and
raped an elderly woman before fleeing to Kampala in March last year from where
he is believed to have been recruited into the rebel outfit.
His area of Operation for
the past nine months according to security sources was Kisangani in Tshopo
province before crossing into the country recently through Bwera border point
in Kasese District in Western Uganda.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of
the matter, said the suspect and his colleague recently returned to Kitgum,
adding that they have been on the list of most wanted. He says Police are now
trailing his colleague identified as Richard Okema who is believed to be within
Palabek Sub County, which hosts thousands of South Sudan refugees.
According to the
security sources, both Ocen and Okema are believed to have hidden a gun along
Bwera border point before entering the country. “Ocen in particular has two
cases, one for the assault and rape and their joint participation in ADF rebel
activities,” the source said.