Suspect Accuses Cop of Breaking His Arm

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In short
A police case file number SD 37/19/04/2013 has been opened at against Charles Ejoku at Soroti Central Police station.

Charles Ejoku, the officer in charge of Criminal Investigations at Kamuda Police post in Soroti district is in trouble for allegedly breaking the arm of a suspect. David Olobo, a resident of Omagaro village in Lale Parish has opened a police case against Ejoku accusing him of breaking his arm on Friday last week. A police case file number SD 37/19/04/2013 has been opened at against Ejoku at Soroti Central Police station. The xray carried out on 20th April shows that, Olobo’s upper limb was locally deformed.
It is alleged that Ejoku led a team of cops to arrest Olobo for alleged cattle theft, but he resisted arrest on grounds that the area LC had not been notified by police on his arrest. Olobo says that he sat down and insisted that the area LC I chairperson be summoned to witness his arrest before he is taken away. He says that as a result, Ejoku assaulted him and broke his arm in the process.
Joab Wabwire, the Soroti District Police Commander explains that Olobo is wanted for raiding the home of Martin Etionu together with his relatives and stole four cows as compensation of bribe price after his daughter left their home. He says that the suspects also beat up Etionu’s wife. Wabwire explains that police arrested four suspects in connection to the raid, but they were released on bond. They are Richard Abiaru, Rachael Adumu and Samuel Esiimu. He says that police was prompted to arrest the suspects after Etionu filed a case of assault against them.

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By Tuesday evening, Peter Oringo, the area LC V councilor and Olobo were still camped at Soroti Central Police Station seeking for justice. Oringo says that since Olobo filed his case against Ejokuon Friday nothing has been done. He wants the cop punished for taking the law into his hands.

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.