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{UAH} Teacher killed in bar fight, Soldier tortured to near death

Teacher killed in bar fight


By Agencies

A teacher at Nyakatare primary school in Western Ward, Kanungu Town Council, Kanungu District has been killed following a bar brawl.

Information obtained by this reporter indicate that Alex Betonde died at around 2am today after he allegedly developed a misunderstanding with a group of about five people led by Wilber Ssubi, the Sub County Internal Security Officer (GISO).

The misunderstanding resulted into a fight in which Betonde was seriously beaten and died while being rushed to Kanungu Health Centre IV for treatment.

Edward Muhwezi, a resident of the area said when Betonde's family members and locals learnt of his death, they went on rampage and attacked the home of Ssubi destroying property and crops.
Mr Joab Wabwire, the Kanungu District Police Commander sad police rushed to the area and shot in the air to disperse angry family members.

According to Mr Wabwire, police are still deployed in the area to keep order and avoid bloodshed. He added that investigations into the matter and hunt for all the suspects are under way.

The body of the deceased is still lying at Kanungu Health Centre IV.

Soldier tortured to near death

Pte Paul Ocen. Courtesy photo

Pte Paul Ocen. Courtesy photo 


DOKOLO. A UPDF soldier was alleged tortured at a hotel in Dokolo District on Labour Day (Monday).

Pte Paul Ocen, attached to 4th Division Barracks in Gulu District, had gone to pick his motorcycle from his friend Mr Lameck Owong at the hotel, when he found him (Owong) tied with a rope.

"On arrival at the hotel's entrance, I saw my motocycle parked within the premises, but the workers closed the gate and blocked me from entering. However, I forced my way in and that is when I found Mr Owong tied with a roped," Ocen narrated.

"I was also bundled up with Owong and taken to a room. They smeared our bodies with a mixture of ash mixed and salt, and beat us with hot metal objects," he added.

It is reported that moments later, the Dokolo District Police Commander (DPC), Mr Aminsi Kayondo Lukanga, rushed to the scene and took the victims to Dokolo health centre IV for medication.

A doctor at Dokolo health centre who attended to the soldier said he was out of danger.

However, when contacted, the Resident District Commissioner for Dokolo, Ms Susan Akany, said the DPC had not briefed her about the incident.
The North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr David Ongom Mudong, declined to comment, saying he wanted to get full details of what happened before coming up with an official statement.

"I have been calling the DPC (Dokolo) but he is not picking my calls. I even sent him a message on Whatsapp but he has not replied," Mr Ongom told this newspaper on Wednesday.

The Fourth Division Army spokesman, Lt Hassan Kato, said the unit Pte Ocen is attached to (Gulu Barracks) had not yet been informed about the incident.
However, he promised to act fast. "A torture case has already been registered at Dokolo Central Police Station under CRB405/2017."

Gwokto La'Kitgum
"Even a small dog can piss on a tall building" Jim Hightower

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