It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a neighbouring village on Thursday night, and according to the Police, footmarks from the scene of the crime were tracked to Oloo's village in Nasinyonoit. This happened just hours after Oloo returned to Moroto from Soroti, where he lost a petition challenging the outcome of the January 2021 polls.
Geoffrey Okwanga, a resident of Aculawic Village says that he has lost valuable items to thieves that have been terrorizing the area for the last 20-years. He said he is ready to give out some land to pave way for the construction of a police post.
In one of the latest attacks, a woman from Ibanda district was killed by men who were travelling in a Wish motor vehicle which was disguised as a taxi. It is suspects that the occupants of the motor vehicle trailed her after withdrawing money from a SACCO and later dumped her body in Kakoba, Mbarara.
The President pledged that the government was to cater for the education of Ssebugwawo’s eight orphans, reconstruct the slain officer’s house as well as support the widow to start an income-generating project to enable sustain the remaining family.
The Fifth Infantry Division Commander, Brig. William Bainomugisha said that he wasn’t aware of the reported entry of rustlers in Agago running away from the ongoing operations in Karamoja. He however says in any case if the rustlers sneak across the border, they would be repulsed with force due to the heavy deployment of UPDF soldiers along the Agago, Karamoja border.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Region Spokesperson, who described the incident as barbaric, says that they have since recovered the exhibits, adding that inquiries are ongoing although no suspect has been arrested.
According to Kasasiira, preliminary police investigations show that arsonists locked the family in their house and torched it using petrol. He says that by the time the rescue team arrived at the scene, the four has burnt beyond recognition.
Source privy to the details from a meeting of regional police departmental heads that deliberated on Abongo’s conduct on Friday, say the officer was cautioned before being released and cleared to return to his duty station.
Michael Mulindwa Nakumusana, the Chairperson of Nyendo-Mukungwe division in Masaka City is afraid that their efforts to effectively tackle the apparent insecurity situation in the area could be frustrated by the huge number of illegal immigrants who government has not come out to directly control.
James Mwesigye, Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, who also doubles as the Chairperson of City Security Committee, says the operation was conducted in collaboration with sister forces like the army since intelligence reports indicated the suspects were using pangas.
They were charged with three counts of murder and attempted murder, offenses they allegedly committed on 23rd August this year, at Ssetaala and Ssenya villages located in Kimanya-Kabonera division in Masaka city.
The two opposition MPs representing Makindye West and Lubaga North were summoned to record statements at the Masaka Central Police Station concerning mysterious murders that have happened in the area in the recent past
George Ocwic, an eyewitness, says the deceased was punishing his teenage daughter for the alleged theft of the money.
According to Ocwic, the suspect intervened to save his sister and instead picked timber, which he used to strike his father on the forehead killing him instantly.
On Friday, the Director of Human Resource Development at UPF, Godfrey Goloba passed out 170 District Police Commanders- DPCs drawn from across the country after undergoing a refresher three months course at Olilim Counter-Terrorism Police Training School in Katakwi District.
Robina Naluwu, the Kaganda parish councillor, says that the recent murders that seem to largely target people of advanced age have bred a lot of fear among residents prompting some of them to flee their homes.