Mistaken Identity? AYINET boss, Victor Ochen trailed – says Nicholas Opiyo
Kampala – 1, September 2021: According to Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, security of the person is guaranteed.
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person,” the article reads.
In recent years, in Uganda, security forces have been accused of arresting civilians. These include politicians and rights’ activists who either oppose government or have been accused of other claims.
Army and police have severally denied arresting or kidnapping Ugandan civilians and her activists.
Some who have been arrested have appeared before a civilian court or court martial. One example is Nicolas Opiyo, the ChapterFour Executive Director.
Now, using Twitter, Opiyo said of his striking resemblance with Ochen.
“I’ve been trailed by unknown men, he said. Once I confronted them, asked why they were following me, I ain’t Opiyo, he told them. Why wd you think we’re trailing Opiyo, the men retorted & drove off. Victor Ochen has tested a fair share of my troubles for our striking resemblance.”
Ochen, a global peace ambassador, is also the founder and Executive Director, Africa Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
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