The body recovered three months ago in the Central African Republic is that of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s deputy commander, Okot Odhiambo.
By Vision Reporter
The body recovered three months ago in the Central African Republic is that of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s deputy commander, Okot Odhiambo, New York Times has reported.
Reports of Odhiambo’s death streamed in early this year and an expedition to recover the body was dispatched, pending confirmation from DNA reports.
The New York Times, quoting confidential sources, confirmed the DNA results.
Okot Odhiambo pictured with his 11 'wives'.
The person who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity said forensics experts were still completing DNA confirmations on the remains of the commander, one of five indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Rumors of Odhiambo’s death have circulated for years with the last coming up in October 2013 when he is believed to have been critically injured in action in the Central African Republic.
News of Odhiambo’s death came three months after Dominic Ongwen, a senior L.R.A. commander and co-defendant under indictment by the ICC, surrendered to a joint military task force of the United States and the African Union.
DNA confirms CAR remains for Okot Ohdiambo