Ojok was detained on Wednesday 19th after his in-laws charged him with kidnap under Omoro CRB 237/2021. He had gone to his in-laws’ home to convince his wife Christine Aciro to return to his home after she ran away following a misunderstanding between them.
Aswa River Region Police Professional Standards Unit Sign Post -Photo by Jesse Johnson James
father of a nineteen year –old man is seeking answers from police in Omoro for
allegedly battering his son while in custody.
Chard Kitara, a resident of Orapwoyo Sub –County in Omoro district accused
police of Omoro Central Police Station of battering Innocent Ojok on Sunday 30th
after Ojok attempted to escape.
was detained on Wednesday 19th after his in-laws charged him with
kidnap under Omoro CRB 237/2021. He had gone to his in-laws’ home to convince
his wife Christine Aciro to return to his home after she ran away following a
misunderstanding between them.
to Kitara, Ojok who was in detention for over 48 hours attempted to escape and
that when he was caught, police beat him, leaving him with broken ribs and
other bodily injuries.
revealed that on leaning that Ojok could die in custody following the severer
beating, police released him on bond the following day.
said they took him to Lalogi Health Center IV where he was transferred to St.
Mary’s Hospital Lacor for better treatment and that due to lack of money for
paying hospital’s bills, Ojok was dismissed and taken back home where he is
languishing in pain.
revealed that he reported the matter to the Police Professional Standards Unit
in Gulu City but was told to first wait until his son gets better before the
matter could be taken up for investigations.
Peter Kijali, the Aswa River Region Police Professional Standards Unit
Commander says the father of the alleged torture victim has been advised to lodge
a formal complain to the Unit so that investigations take place.