Simon Wokorach, the leader of Tumbafu, a student gang group in northern Uganda has surrendered to the security authorities, two months after he fled into hiding in southern Sudan.
Also known as Gen. Batak, the 19-year-old teenager turned himself in yesterday. He was received by the Bishop of Northern Uganda, Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng at his residence in Mican, Bar-dege division Gulu Municipality. The bishop handed him over to the RDC's office.
Wokorach has been on the list of the most wanted people for his involvement in triggering off a wave of school strikes in Northern Uganda. He is also wanted for escaping from Gulu central police cells together with four other suspects.
The office of the RDC and the 4th division of UPDF recently issued a directive stating urging the security operatives to shoot Batak on sight, if he failed to surrender by the end of this month.
Batak asked the public to pardon him and promised never to misbehave again.
He said he is ready to move from school to school within the district to talk to 225 gang members to abandon the gang activities and concentrate on their studies.
Batak said Tumbafu group was formed in 2005, by senior four leavers but other students adopted the name and started terrorizing schools.
Milton Odongo, the Gulu deputy RDC, said Batak will be pardoned for his actions.