Grace Musoke, the Oyam District Police Commander, confirmed the incident but condemned the mob action. Musoke says Police had recovered the motorcycle while a case of murder by mob has been registered at Kamdini Police Station under CRB 170/2020 pending investigations.
In Kwania district, many candidates were escorted in procession to E.C officers, while some led to their party offices after being nominated. In Oyam district, after the nomination of the State Minister for Defense Charles Okello Engola, supporters led him on a procession for the celebration at his residence, however no one bother to observe SOPs.
Moses Opio and Edward Mutesa, all attached to Oyam Central Police Station had gone to arrest Boniface Muntu, a resident of Acot-owinyere cell, Western ward, Oyam Town Council for allegedly stealing water pipes, chamber covers, water meters and other water items.
The deceased has been identified as Christopher Ocen, a resident of Buga cell in Kamdini Town Council and a cyclist at Corner Kamdini Stage. His body was found along Kamdini-Atapara road near Kamdini Primary School on Wednesday morning.
Engola was declared NRM flag bearer on Saturday by the District NRM Registrar Geoffrey Ogwal at Rainbow Hotel in Oyam Town Council, Oyam district. He now waits to face off with either Crispus Ayena Odongo, Dr Eunice Apio Otuko, Andrew Oboke Edonga and David Okello Ogole, who are now pursuing the UPC party flag.
The LDU, Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty of murdering a 65-year-old resident of Amati parish in Oyam District. The deceased was identified as Francis Ogwang Munu, a member of the village COVID- 19 task force, who was allegedly assaulted to death during an operation to enforce night-curfew on June 27.
It is alleged that the LDUs, who were around six in number and were stationed at Kamdini police station went to Amati Trading Centre in the evening to disperse the crowded who all took off leaving behind Ogwang who was then badly battered.
The man who is a resident of Opam B’ village, Ogwang apur parish, Acaba Sub county was resting at the trading center while waiting for a bicycle which was supposedly to be sent by his family members to pick him up and take him home upon arrival.
Victor Kule and the OC Ngai Police Post Joseph Odongo were on Tuesday summoned to the Regional Police Headquarters where Peter Nkulega, the North Kyoga Regional Police commander ordered for their detention on allegations of negligence and disobedience of lawful orders.
It is alleged that they drowned after their boat was reportedly hit by a hippopotamus on their way from Restoration Gateway Hospital in Kiryandongo District where he had taken his wife for medical treatment.
The group under their umbrella, Lango Former LRA Captives and Returnees Association notes that most of them are in dire need for help, yet government has done little to facilitate their reintegration into the community.
The Oyam District Health Officer, Thomas Malinga, says they are currently making referrals to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and St Mary`s Hospital Lacor in Gulu town. He explains the district has written to the Health Ministry, Atomic Energy Council and Public Service Ministry to authorize them to recruit a radiographer.