Three people are in Police custody in Amuru District following their suspected involvement in criminal gang activities and allegedly attacking the area Resident District Commissioner.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson identified the suspects as; Bitek Okot,20, Denise Onen,19, and Lawrence Onencan Owachi,18, all residents of Torokal Village, Amuru Sub –County in Amuru District.
According to Ongom, the trio allegedly waylaid Geoffrey Osborn Oceng at 10 pm on Sunday from Okwera –weki Trading Centre in Amuru Sub –County while he was enforcing the presidential guidelines to curb the spread of COVID -19. They reportedly smashed the windscreen of Oceng’s vehicle with stones and fled.
The suspects were arrested on Monday and detained at Amuru Central Police Station where they are being interrogated.
They face charges of malicious damage under Amuru CRB 338/2021 and that once the investigation into the matter is done, their case file shall be submitted to the Directorate of Public Prosecution –DPP for perusal and legal advice.
All suspects are members of a criminal gang called Mapari-meni and that they are known for staging illegal roadblocks and terrorizing locals in the areas of Okwera –weki, Oberabic and Oloyo –tong in Amuru Sub –County.