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Sympathizers Raise Funds to Treat 82-Year- Old Woman Tortured in Omoro

Now Acholi diaspora have opened up an account with Lloyds Bank; a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales to raise funds to meet Anek’s upkeep and medical bills under Acct No: 57285860 and S/C No: 30-96-26.
Brian Okello handcuffed after being arrested for mauling his 82-year-old grandmother in Omoro District

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Sympathizers have embarked on an online campaign to raise funds for the 82-year-old woman who was assaulted by the grandson in Omoro District.

The victim, Lucy Anek, was seen being battered by 30-year-old Brian Okello in a video recording that went viral on social media. The incident happened from her home in Amilobo village, Patuda Parish in Ongako Sub-County.

A short video clip recorded on phone that lasted for two minutes and 51 seconds, revealed how Okello, the suspect severely caned and mercilessly brutalized his helpless grandmother causing her grievous body injuries.

Now Acholi diaspora have opened up an account with Lloyds Bank; a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales to raise funds to meet Anek’s upkeep and medical bills under Acct No: 57285860 and S/C No: 30-96-26.

Meanwhile, well-wishers in Uganda will deposit their contributions through MTN Mobile Money to Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson.

By Wednesday, over 900,000 Shillings had already been collected.

Following the incident, Anek sustained injuries and later collapsed at the roadside on her way to report the incident to the area Local Council authorities. She was later rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema confirmed the incident saying rights activists and other concerned citizens who condemned the heinous act were able to bring the case to the lime light for justice to prevail.

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Okello was arrested on Tuesday by Police and charged for torture and attempted murder at Ongako Police Station.

Local authorities applauded the social media fraternity for sharing the video that aided police to swing into action in order for justice to be dispensed.

Anek is currently seeking treatment at Flama Clinic, a private clinic along Dr. Courtie Lucile Road in Gulu Town.

Omoro remains one of the districts in Acholi sub region with high rates of crime according to the 2018 Police Annual crime report.