Ojok was detained on Wednesday 19th after his in-laws charged him with kidnap under Omoro CRB 237/2021. He had gone to his in-laws’ home to convince his wife Christine Aciro to return to his home after she ran away following a misunderstanding between them.
Peter Akampurira, the Lwengo District Police Commander, says that they have launched a manhunt for the assailants. According to eyewitnesses, the assailants were donning police jackets but Akampurira says criminals use anything to disguise their operation.
Peter Logiro, one of the residents however, cautioned police not to play with such files saying such culprits should be jailed.
“I hope this not a delaying tactics for the police to see ways of releasing these suspects on police bond, let them be remanded in prisons,” he said.
Pascal Kagenda, the Chairperson of Nyendo Market Fish Dealers Association, who worked closely with the deceased, accuses Police officers of participating in the torture of the suspect before dumping him in the cells where he was again assaulted by other suspects.
While sharing yesterday's events with fellow mourners, Gen Katumba, with his left hand supported in a sling, revealed that his daughter was killed by some of the first bullets that penetrated though the car. He says Nantongo's last words were those of faith