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Kotido Defends UPDF

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th August 2002 03:00 AM

KOTIDO district local council has defended the UPDF on allegations that soldiers recently shot dead a local councillor, writes Grace Matsiko and Ali Mao.

KOTIDO district local council has defended the UPDF on allegations that soldiers recently shot dead a local councillor, writes Grace Matsiko and Ali Mao.

KOTIDO district local council has defended the UPDF on allegations that soldiers recently shot dead a local councillor, writes Grace Matsiko and Ali Mao. The district chairman, Callistus Lokwii Adome, told The New Vision last week that investigations indicate that the Police shot dead Deo Achilla. The deceased represented Kotido town council. “According to preliminary investigations, it was the Police who shot the councillor not the army,” Adome said. “Some people wanted to tilt the investigations to relate it to Fr. Otoole’s death” he added. He said four policemen among them, the in-charge of the Police armory, Philips Mugose, were in detention over the murder. Mugose and another policeman were guarding a disco hall where the councillor was killed. It is reported that the councillor was seated in front of the disco hall when one of the security personnel tried to scare away two women who had started a fight inside the hall by firing in the air but a stray bullet hit the councillor. In less than a week, residents have rioted three times, vowing to attack the Police station over the murder but were restrained by the UPDF. Ends

Kotido Defends UPDF

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