It is alleged that on March 9th, Okot who was attached to Bombo Amry barracks stormed Yumbe Boysâ€™ bar and opened fire killing ten people.
Others are Wilber Odiba and Aseru Amina, the bar owners, Akullu Florence, Akole Sarah and David Komakech. Preliminary investigations show that Okot was targeting Sergeant Onesmus Odule and his wife Florence Akulu, who had reported him at Bombo police station for attempting to defile and assault their 14- year- old daughter Grace Chandiru. After committing the offense, Okot abandoned his gun and uniform in Nyimbwa Sub County and fled into hiding. As a result, the army and police launched a joint operation to apprehend the suspect and bring him to justice. Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero district police commander says that they started trailing Okot using his cell phone leading to his arrest at Abere Trading Centre in Ngai Sub-county in Oyam district.
Ninsiima told URN on Tuesday evening that they were in the process of transferring the suspect from Oyam to Bombo Military barracks for interrogation and trial in the court martial. Captain Stanley Malisaba, the spokesperson Bombo Military Barracks says that the army intends to convene an open court martial in a playground in Bombo town council to try the soldier for murder. He says despite the fact that the suspected killer has been arrested, the public should remain vigilant about their safety. The news of the arrest of Okot has excited residents and local leaders in Bombo town council. They want the court martial to find Okot guilty for murder and give him a maximum sentence.
Abdul Kasule, the LC V councilor Bombo town council says the arrest of Okot is a big relief to residents who have been under fear of a fresh attack from the soldier. Aisha Ndagire, the Bombo town council LC 3 chairperson says that the arrest of Okot is a sign of commitment by the army to bring the killer to justice. Ndagire says that they are awaiting the trial of the suspect in the open court martil for murder. She asks the army to tighten the rules on discipline within Bombo Military barracks and monitoring of soldiers who are deployed at night to prevent similar incidents in the near future.