The arrest of the suspects brings to four, the number of people arrested in connection to the murder. The others are Richard Okello and Johnson Oryema who were arrested last week and remanded by the court on murder charges.
people believed to be prime suspects in the gruesome murder of a police informer
in Amuru district have been arrested. Denis Okot and Bosco Obwoya were picked
up over the weekend from their hideout in Pabbo Sub County following a tip-off.
are locked up at Pabbo Police Station on accusations of murdering Geoffrey
Apuke, a resident of Guru Guru Parish. Apuke was found dead days after being
confronted by the suspects on allegations of reporting their criminal
activities to the police and disorganizing their plots.
Apuke`s lifeless body was found along Otici junction on January 25, 2021, with
deep cuts on the knee, head, arms and neck. Whistleblowers told police that
the two are part of notorious criminal gangs dubbed ‘’Mapari-meni and Abud
Squad’’ that have been terrorizing the areas of Lamogi Sub County over the
The informers, who weren’t named for security reasons, said the
suspects were trying to flee to Apaa Township. The arrest of the suspects brings
to four, the number of people arrested in connection to the murder. The
others are Richard Okello and Johnson Oryema who were arrested last week and
remanded by the court on murder charges.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says the
suspects have also been charged with murder and will appear before the court.
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Simon Onen Kapep, the Olwal Trading Security and Defense Secretary where the
informer was killed, says youths numbering over 200 have caused panic and
unrest in the community. He disclosed that several cases of housebreaks, assault, defilement, rape and
robberies have been registered in the area.
Last week, Amuru Resident District Police
Commander, Geoffrey Osborn Oceng convened a security meeting with local leaders
and the community of Lamogi Sub County over the unbecoming behaviour of the criminal
gangs. Atkinson Ojara, the Lamogi Sub County Chairperson, says out caution
and amidst fear by residents, movements especially within Olwal and Guru Guru
Trading Centres have been restricted to 5 pm in the evening for safety reasons.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc