23-year-old Allan Adubango, a resident of Unjuku upper village Nebbi town council was hit by a stray bullet on Wednesday while returning home from a funeral in Abinda village.
Police has shot one person in Nebbi district after opening fire to disperse protestors over the delay by the court of appeal to deliver judgment on the contested LC V chairperson’s elections. 23-year-old Allan Adubango, a resident of Unjuku upper village Nebbi town council was hit by a stray bullet on Wednesday while returning home from a funeral in Abinda village. Adubango sustained injuries on the left hand and leg.
The former crime preventer, told URN at Nebbi hospital where he is admitted that he was hit by the bullet when he arrived at Pakwach stage. It all started after supporters of William Esrom Alenyo, the former LC V candidate of Nebbi district started assembling at Nyacara road in Nebbi town council in preparation for a demonstration against the delay by the court of appeal to deliver judgment on the disputed elections.
As a result, police swung into action and opened fire to disperse the protestors. Police also arrested 17 protestors, who are currently detained at Nebbi Central Police Station. However some of the suspects are accusing Maxwell Ogwal, Nebbi district Police Commander for arresting them on allegations made by some politicians that they were planning to demonstrate ahead of the court ruling.
Maxwell Ogwal, Nebbi district Police Commander explains that Adubango was shot police opened fire when some suspects resisted lawful arrest for managing an illegal assembly. He says that they are waiting for the Doctors report to determine the extent of the damage so that they can help the victim.
Ogwal urges supporters of Alenyo and Okumu to desist from provocative action and wait for the court ruling. Alenyo petitioned the court after high court reinstated Okumu following a contested vote recount exercise.
17 arrested one injured in nebbi petition delay demo