UPDF officer kills three in Gulu – held

Brig Richard Karemire - UPDF Spokesperson. Courtesy photo.

Public Announcement

Cpl Okello Geoffrey who shot dead three people and injured one in Pece division has been arrested and handed over to the army.

He shot dead Ajok Beatrice, 52, with her three children: Norman Owen and Joachim Binyang Dan, with only one child, Apwoyorwot Peace, 8, surviving and nursing grave bullet wounds. She is admitted at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, Gulu.

The incident occurred on Monday in Vanguard sub-ward, Pece Division, Gulu Municipality.

Mr Kelly Komakech, the Pece Division chairman said the suspect has been residing in the area.

Sources say the soldier has had misunderstandings with the family of Ajok, whom he accused of grazing their goats on his land.

Whereas mediation was done, many say its outcomes have yielded no fruits – but annoyed the killer – most.

“The army has joined police to look for the suspect,” Brig Richard Karemeire, UPDF spokesperson said in a statement, before Okello’s arrest.

Similarly, on Monday, Lt Col Juma Seiko was detained at Kawempe Police Station on attempted murder charges. This was after he purportedly shot and injured three people.

Different reports say Lt Col Seiko caused an accident at around 1:15pm and when the two drivers came out to find out ‘why’, bullets were fired, hitting three people.

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