The duo; Richard Opio and Morish Opiyo were beaten to comma by mob after they grabbed 3,000 Shillings from unsuspecting woman who was buying chapatti by the roadside around Buganda Pub, along Gulu – Kampala highway.
ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson - Photo by Dominic Ochola
Two suspected robbers were rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on Christmas Day after they survived lynching by a group of an irate mob
in Gulu town.
The duo Richard Opio and Morish Opiyo were beaten to comma by
a mob after they reportedly grabbed 3,000 Shillings from a woman who was buying chapati
by the roadside around Buganda Pub, along Gulu – Kampala highway.
Eyewitnesses say the suspects grabbed the money plus a hand bag containing
50,000 shillings, a cell phone and a wrist watch from Susan
Amarwo who they also punched.
Police revealed that the duo was immediately rounded up by
onlookers while attempting to run away. The robbers were brutally beaten before they were rescued
and rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for medical attention.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson
said the two are part of a larger group of street gangs who terrorize the
public especially women by snatching handbags and phones.
This month alone at least over ten suspected thugs in Gulu town
have been beaten to comma by angry mobs.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.