Muzoora says the five were returning from Nwoya district this morning where they had gone for cultivation on a canoe loaded with sacks of foodstuffs, which were too heavy for the water forcing it to capsize. The deceaseds bodies were recovered from different spots following a joint search by marine officials and residents.
The Police Disciplinary Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongopiny announced the ruling at Arua Municipal Council hall this morning. Odongopiny said the Police Disciplinary Committee had found the officers guilty of negligence of duty.
Two other masked thugs who stood guard outside the supermarket immediately put attendants at the nearby shop at gun point and ordered them to lie down as they carried their loot before fleeing with unspecified amount of money from the supermarket through Arua hill play grounds.
Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson has confirmed the deployment, saying they have called for reinforcement from Maracha and Koboko districts because they expect some chaos and wont leave anything to chance.
Police also say a pickup truck from Ofua refugee camp in Rhino camp is also said to have been swept off together with four people on board as it also tried to cross River Enyau on Monday to Omugo camp.
The vehicle registration number UBA 094Z was carrying 20 people from Pabbo Sub County in Amuru district destined for the weekly Panyimur market in Nebbi district. But the yellow Canter plunged into River Nile at Lubiri A landing site in Pakwach Town Council at around 5 a.m.
Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, says Andama put up a spirited fight when Patrick Candia, a resident of Orphanage cell in River Oli Division attacked him and attempted to rob his gun with 8 rounds of ammunition.
Over 200 refugees at the camp turned rowdy when a team from the Office of the Prime Minister and the UN refugee agency UNHCR visited the camp for a data verification exercise. The refugees accused humanitarian agencies of delaying their food distribution and starving them.