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65-year-old man beaten to death by LDU officers in Oyam

A 65-year-old man was battered to death by Local Defense Unit (LDU) officers enforcing night curfew guidelines Oyam district in northern Uganda. 
 
Francis Ogwang Munu, a resident of Amati village, Juma parish, Kamdini sub-county died on Saturday night at a private clinic where he was rushed for treatment after the beatings. 
 
It is alleged that the LDU officers who were about six in number and were stationed at Kamdini police station went to Amati trading center in on Saturday evening to disperse the crowd that later took off leaving behind Ogwang who was badly battered. The deceased was rushed to a nearby clinic from where he died shortly upon arrival.

Michael Odongo, the North Kyoga police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying their preliminary investigations show that Ogwang was assaulted by LDUs who are yet to be identified. Odongo faulted the LDUs for going to carry out an operation without the knowledge of officer in charge of the police station.

"These LDUs according to the information we have, they left coroner Kamdini police station without supervisors. They left on their own and went to Amati trading centre where they carried out an operation against those who were defying the curfew. In the process they assaulted a one Ogwang Francis Manu, he was assaulted, he became unconscious, he was taken to a new clinic where he died." said Odongo. 

He says investigations on the matter have begun and the culprits will be brought to book. The body of Ogwang was taken to Lira referral hospital for a postmortem and a murder case file has been opened under CRB 084/2020 at Oyam police station.

 
Ogwang now becomes the 9th documented direct killing by Ugandan security officers in the over 80 days while enforcing coronavirus lockdown guidelines. Last week, another man was shot in the neck by a UPDF soldier in Kasese for allegedly flouting curfew guidelines. 

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0 #1 Lumumba 2020-06-29 11:36
And it would seem that the police view the failure to notify them of an intended operation rather than beating up an old man is the real crime :-( .
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+1 #2 Kalibbala 2020-06-29 20:27
Again All this takes Place in a FAILED State!! Question What is the Job of LDU Wielding Assault Rifles with Hundreds of Ammunition?!!

Orders from State House are: To Shoot and Kill innocent Ugandans!! These Goons are high on Drugs and are Hungry!! Which Professional Police can explain this Nonsense!!

What happened to the Fundamental Change of 1986!?? Ugandans are bound to Liberate themselves Once and For EVER!! You LDU Start Demanding your Exit Tickets back to Hell..We will never have Mercy with YOU!!
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0 #3 Amooti Mugi 2020-06-29 21:36
What happened to the Hamurabian law?
"An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth" is what can save Uganda from fools and thieves!!
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0 #4 Marvin 2020-06-30 07:18
Well Since Corana Virus has refused to kill Ugandans, The Police has decided to do the Job it's self
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0 #5 jose 2020-06-30 12:10
am saying don't blame LDUs blame is for the recruiters
these fools don't know what dispersing is, and how different it is from beating

in fact if it was dispersing the fools should have escorted the old man home talking casually

but they were recruited to beat people who would support opposition politicians during the campaigns they think beating people is is actually their job desription
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0 #6 Lakwena 2020-06-30 14:01
In other words, the LDU, Police and the UPDF can't do what they are not trained to do.

And since the Covid 19 is not as deadly as rated (deadly) enough; there are enough deadly LDU , the police and the UPDF of this country to do the random and organized killing.
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0 #7 Olum S. 2020-06-30 21:50
Quoting Kalibbala:
Again All this takes Place in a FAILED State!! Question What is the Job of LDU Wielding Assault Rifles with Hundreds of Ammunition?!!

Orders from State House are: To Shoot and Kill innocent Ugandans!! These Goons are high on Drugs and are Hungry!! Which Professional Police can explain this Nonsense!!

What happened to the Fundamental Change of 1986!?? Ugandans are bound to Liberate themselves Once and For EVER!! You LDU Start Demanding your Exit Tickets back to Hell..We will never have Mercy with YOU!!


My good friend, I’m afraid what you are seeing here is mere dress rehearsal for 2021 elections.

This is what these LDUs were brought in to do: terrorise, brutalise the wanainchi just in case they suddenly forget how to vote Yellow. Just imagine the havoc they are bound to cause in a few months time.
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