Patrick Okello, a resident of Mbegu landing site in Hoima district, says they received information from DR Congo indicating that 8 bodies of the boat accident victims were recovered from the lake on Monday evening by Congolese fishermen.
The two; Opio Ozelle and Singa Kowe were killed in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers on April 9, 2020, after they were found robbing Ugandan fishermen. Five others were also arrested by the UPDF while on the lake.
The deceased persons are only identified as Patrick 33, Moses 24, Jakwonga and Olivier 25, all fishermen attached to Kaiso landing site in Tonya Parish Buseruka sub county Hoima district. The fishermen were attacked by a group of eight men armed with three guns, panga's, spears, bows and arrows in November last year.