Armed Robbers Denied Bail In Apac.

By on May 17, 2017

Residents of Nambieso Sub County have said they will feel a little peace after grade one court denied bail to ‘village terrorists’ who were jeopardizing their security.

The grade one magistrate of Apac Jude Okumu at 11.15 am on Wednesday denied bail to three suspects detained over terrorizing residents of Itekober parish in Nambieso Sub County.

This was after the suspects’ lawyer Innocent Omara exchanged bitter words with the state lawyer Ms Jasinta Kkaya over legal provisions to bail out the four, the state lawyer argued that the suspects could only be bailed out by a high court judge.

The four suspects including Omenyo Tony, Oludi Jonan, Okuny Donald are facing charges of aggravated robbery and illegal possession of fire arms recorded as CRB/306/17 at Apac central police station after the police flying squad carried out an operation following the public outcry across the seven villages making up Itekober parish on April 21st 2017.

Brenda Apio told our correspondent at court that the suspects have a list of 35 people whom they will grab land from them, she said false allegations have been lodged against members of the community.

Joseph Obel, another resident said seven residents of the same area are serving jail sentences over unclear circumstances in Erute government prison in Lira including Omenyo’s biological mother.

Nambieso sub county councilor Okello E Jimmy, who is the district speaker, said he would organize a security meeting in the entire Nambieso to involve stakeholders and get affirmative action for over 700 people resident in Itekober parish.

Okello who also doubles as the secretary of Uganda District Speakers’ Association told his subjects not to breach legal provisions, he later said as leaders they would not want the four out of Nambieso Sub County.

One gun has been recovered from the three suspects in detention during the 21st April operation, but one Owani Sejerino was bailed out, residents say he is the mind behind the guns and land grabbing in the area.

However, Moses Ojok a son of the second wife to Omenyo (who is detained at Atopi prison) said there are still two guns illegally under custody of Ogwal George and another with Ayo Felix who are living in the neighborhood of Itekober Parish.

SP Alfonse Ojangole on Wednesday morning advised the grade one magistrate worship Jude Okumu not to grant bail to the suspects, that it would result into bloodshed in the area.

By Daniel Okwir.Apac.



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