Five arrested in Apac over mob justice

PML Daily satellite photo showing the distance and location of Apac district from Kampala.

APAC – Police in Apac district have on Tuesday 12 arrested five men for allegedly participating in mob justice that led to the death of a 39-year-old man.

John Aloci, a resident of Olomuno village in Chegere Sub County was reportedly lynched on Monday night after being suspected of stealing two chicken.

According to North Kyoga region police spokesperson David Ongom Mudong, the deceased allegedly broke into the house of one Esther Onweng and stole the chicken, which prompted the residents to beat him up to death.

Ongom criticised the act saying that its unlawful and no one has a right to take away others’ life.

“By law, this is unacceptable because mob justice is a crime since no one has any right whatsoever to claim the life of another in such a manner,”

Ongom, however, says that police visited the scene and retrieved the body but no exhibit was recovered.

He added saying that “investigators will have to ensure that those arrested if implicated must be prosecuted as a deterrent measure and value for justice.”

He said the five suspects are currently detained at Chegere Police station.



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