AMOLATAR – Police in North Kyoga is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Bonny Omara, a 38-year-old male clinical officer at Nabweyo health centre, at Amolatar district.
The deceased also doubled as a student at Jerusalem Institute of Health, Lira District.
According to the police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, the body of the deceased was discovered dumped at Ocukura “A” village, Boroboro West Parish, Adekokwak Sub-County, Lira District, on January 19, 2020, at around 12 noon.
Enanga noted that the preliminary information reveals that on January 4, 2020, the victim lent his motorcycle to Mr Oyugi Geoffrey, who left Amolator, for Lira on January 5, 2020, to sit his exams at Canon Lawrence Institute.
“On January 11, Oyugi with his friend rode to the Bank and parked aside. While inside the bank, the motorcycle was identified by Okot a mechanic, who used to repair it, and alerted its original owner, called Okwir Patrick, a 55-year-old male adult from Amolatar district. He had reported the theft of his motorcycle at Amolatar CPS in May 2017; after his house was broken into,” Enanga said in a statement.
He revealed that the matter was brought to the attention of officers at Lira main market police post, who responded and impounded the motorcycle.
“A report of being in possession of the suspected stolen property was registered and both parties advised to furnish the police with documents supporting proof of their ownership. The rider Oyugi was released on police bond to get in touch with the owner and return with documents of ownership,” reads an excerpt.
Mr Enanga added that on Saturday, January 18, 2020, the victim left Amolatar, to follow up the suspected stolen motorcycle at Lira. He reached late and spent the night with his colleagues at the institute.
“The following morning of Sunday, January 19, 2020, the victim in the company of three other students left Jerusalem Institute of Health and went shopping in town. They proceeded to Lira Main Market Police, to follow-up on the impounded motorcycle at around 10:00 am,” he said.
“The officers contacted Okwir Patrick, the other claimant of the motorcycle, who was in Dokolo district but promised to arrive at 2 pm with his claim of ownership. The victim was granted police bond and asked to return at 2 pm so that their documents are analyzed,” Enanga added
Enanga said the victim had indicated that he bought the motorcycle reg. no. UDR 219N Bajaj Boxer from Mr Emetu Sam on December 12, 2017, at a cost of UGX 600,000 and started using it, while Okwir claims the motorcycle was stolen in May 2017 after his house in Amolatar was broken into.