The fugitive soldier suspected to be behind the Bombo massacre in which 10 people were shot dead has been arrested.
The fugitive soldier suspected to be behind the Bombo massacre in which 10 people were shot dead has been arrested. Private Patrick Odoch Okot was arrested Tuesday in Oyam district.
Private Patrick Odoch Okot was arrested Tuesday by a joint security team, bringing to an end 11 days of an arduous manhunt. The operation was commanded by Capt. Muhangi Byron.true
Parading him before journalists at Lira army barracks on Tuesday, the 5th division spokesperson, George Musinguzi, said
they got a tip-off from Ngai Gomolola internal security officer.
During the operation, Okot tried to run, but he was chased by the soldiers, arrested and transported to Lira barracks under tight security.
Deputy Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate said Okot was ferreted from his hideout in Abere trading centre, Aramita parish, Ngai subcounty.
Plans were in the offing to have Okot transferred to Bombo, the scene of crime today, before being arraigned before the Court Martial on charges of murder.
Other sources said the soldier also faces a number of charges, including murder, misuse of a firearm, attempted murder and aggravated robbery, given that on the ill-fated night, he robbed some of his victims while in flight.
His arrest comes days after security operatives recovered the suspected killer gun from Nyimbwa sub-county in Luwero district.
Soldier arrested over Bombo massacre