The territorial police in Omoro District has in custody a suspect who was caught on a video caning and torturing the elderly victim identified as Mego Anek Lucy 82 years old. The suspect is identified as Okello Brain 30 years old. He was arrested today 14th April 2020 at around 2:Am while hiding in a deserted grass thatch house 200 meters away from his actual house.
The preliminary information indicates that the shocking video that went viral on social media showed how the victim was viciously caned and tortured on the 12th April 2020 from her home in Amilobo village, patuda parish ongako sub-county Omoro District. A case file of torture and attempted murder has been registered under SD 11/13/04/2020 at Ongako Police station.
The victim was rushed to Gulu Regional Referral hospital for treatment and medical examination, classification of the injuries not yet ready, relevant statement obtained.
We would like to thank the social media fraternity for sharing the video, we further reassure the family of the victim and wider Community members who were disturbed by the shocking video that we shall fast track the matter to court.
Report Compiled by ASP PJ Okema PRO-ASWA Region