Fugitive soldier held over murder of seven

By Vision Reporter

A SOLDIER who disappeared after allegedly killing seven people has been arrested. Pte. Bono-Bono Africano Lino, who belonged to the 93rd battalion, allegedly murdered his wife, mother in-law and a three-month- old baby at Laguti internally displaced peoples’ camp in Pader district on October 26, 2

By Chris Ocowun

A SOLDIER who disappeared after allegedly killing seven people has been arrested. Pte. Bono-Bono Africano Lino, who belonged to the 93rd battalion, allegedly murdered his wife, mother in-law and a three-month- old baby at Laguti internally displaced peoples’ camp in Pader district on October 26, 2006.

Lino was arrested last week by security operatives, who found him with an amnesty certificate and a fake document, describing him as a former LRA rebel fighter.

“After the gruesome murders, he went into hiding and later reported to World Vision in Apac district, claiming he was a rebel,” Capt. Deo Akiiki, the 5th Division spokesman, said on Monday.

He added that Lino was given the benefits of a former rebel and later World Vision transferred him to their branch in Gulu, where he received the amnesty certificate.

Akiiki said Lino, who is in detention, would be charged with seven counts of murder, impersonation and desertion in the 5th Division court martial to sit at the headquarters in Pader.

Meanwhile, the division court martial was due to convene yesterday in Omiya-Anyima IDP camp in Kitgum district to resume hearing of a murder case against a Local Defence Unit soldier.

About a month ago, Kenneth Opwonya, a civilian and two Special Police Constables were allegedly involved in the killing of six people and injuring 11 others in a disco hall near the camp.

Fugitive soldier held over murder of seven