Trouble for Ogwanga started after the 15-year-old Primary three granddaughter, who is three months pregnant told her clan and local council leaders that her grandfather has been sexually molesting her from January whenever her grandmother would go to the market.
The trio were arrested on Tuesday evening on orders of the Otuke Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Robert Abak following complaints by residents that they beat them up even from their homes while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew.
Odongo is being accused by another person, Milton Odongo, a teacher at Omwonylee Primary School in Otuke District of using his academic papers both for Primary and Uganda Certificate of Education, O'level certificate.
RDC Odongo has been summoned to appear before the Otuke district chief Magistrate, Benjamin Serwango on December, 4th to answer charges of theft, impersonation, uttering false documents among others.
The matter is recorded at Otuke District Magistrate’s Court as criminal case number 172 of 2019 under Private prosecution. Through his lawyers at Makmot and Company Advocates, Odongo claimed the RDC, who also known as Okwany Aguto obtained his Primary seven and Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE certificates in 1988 and 1996 respectively.
The decision to block the operations of the group followed reports that members of the congregation had shunned the recently concluded Measles-Rubella and polio immunization exercise. It is alleged that the group mobilized their members to reject the exercise saying Jesus Christ was never immunized and registered by anyone.
The suspects are Isa Kabalye, Fredrick Mashate all residents of Kampala, Robin Ongu, Jimmy Awio, and Felix Amuku, all residents of Olilim Sub County in Otuke district.
They were arrested during the joint operation conducted by the are leaders in conjunction with local residents against those cutting shear Nut trees for charcoal burning.
Otuke District Police Commander Edson Birema identified the suspects as Lumuge Teko, 25, Nathlineora Linga, 29, Napathia Apakareli, 29, and Apajiwai Kiyonga, 32, all from Kotido district. The suspects are now held at Otuke Central Police Station on charges of theft.
They were arrested by UPDF Soldiers from 405 Brigade based at Nakapelemoru Sub County in Kotido and handed over to Otuke District Security authority headed by the Resident District Commissioner, Robert Abak .
Robert Abak, the Otuke Resident District Commissioner, says the three are being held as prime suspects in the killing of Okullo. He however, declined to reveal the role of the suspects in the killing, saying the matter is still under police investigations.
Solomon Ongom says Okullo returned home normally at around 7:30pm on Friday evening and had support with his family before retiring to his room at 10:30pm. He however, says that they were shocked to find his lifeless body lying in a pool of blood this morning.
Hillary Mukiza, the Otuke District Police Commander, says they picked Merii from a marriage ceremony organized at the home of the girls parent in Te-tugu village. Mukiza says Merii had just paid Shillings 470,000 to the family of the girl before a child rights activist alerted police.
Obote told URN on his sick bed at Orum Health Center IV that the suspects pounced on them at about 10pm on their way home with the priest.He says the suspects had two AK47 rifles, spears, wooden logs, arrows and bows.