The deceased persons identified as Stephen Opio, Boniface Apetu, James Omoit, Vincent Osingai, John Opio, Juventine Ebulet and John Okuda, all cattle traders from Ngora, were travelling to Otuboi cattle market in Kaberamaido district when their vehicle a fuso lorry registration number UAQ 033 T lost control and swerved off the road.
There were conflicting reports on the number of victims by press time. While Eyewitnesses said the deceased were more than 10, one of the staff at Soroti Hospital confirmed that seven bodies had been taken to the Hospital Mortuary.
The accused officers identified as SPC Delilah Etotu and detective SPC Joram Eteku shot and injured the minor last night at Odudui trading Centre, where they had been called to control a crowd that had gathered to celebrate Ugandas Independence Day.
Sakwa has admitted recording a statement at Kumi Police station, but denies involvement in any robbery case. He told URN on phone on this morning that he took his military boots for polishing to a Shoe shiner on Saturday and traveled to Mbale for burial hoping to pick them the next day.
Its now over one week, when Joseph Eboku, a resident of Majengo cell in Soroti Municipality and businessman dealing in general merchandise reportedly went missing on September 24th 2018 according to police.
Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson Michael Odongo identified the deceased as John Okoboi 34, the house head, his wife Florence Ajimo, a relative Dinah Kayaye, and the children; Anna Adongo, Charles Okwalinga, Joy Apolot 2 and Alfred Okidi. The children were aged between 2 months and 6 years.
38-year-old David Angura 38, a resident of Aliabu cell, Kichinjaji ward in Northern division -Soroti Municipality was intercepted at Arapai cotton ginnery on Friday where he had reportedly taken the bullets for sale.
Michael Odongo, East Kyoga region police spokesperson says the suspects were arrested in Katakwi town on Wednesday by the soldiers led by Brigadier Richard Otto, the UPDF 3rd Division Commander and transferred to Soroti.