Four Remanded Over Murder In Kitgum

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Opolot, a resident of Senior Quarters, Laroo Division in Gulu Municipality and his bosses; Robert Tukururize from Kisoro and a Bangladesh national were on a business trip in Kitgum and had booked for accommodation at the Pub.

The Grade One Magistrate in Kitgum has remanded four people to Kitgum Central Prison over allegations of murder. The suspects are alleged to have killed John Opolot, 23 at Dayan's Pub in Kitgum Municipality.

Opolot, a resident of Senior Quarters, Laroo Division in Gulu Municipality and his bosses; Robert Tukururize from Kisoro and a Bangladesh national were on a business trip in Kitgum and had booked for accommodation at the Pub.

According to the police, the suspects Moses Oryema, Benon Lakony, Mandela Wokorach and Komakech Ivan Tumbo, assaulted Opolot outside the pub as they demanded money.

On Wednesday, the Kitgum Grade I Magistrate John Paul Obuye remanded the suspects to Kitgum Central Prison until June 20 when their case will come up for mention.

Robert Emuna, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) at Kitgum Police Station, says that some of the suspects highly implicate Oryema, the pub's owner who tipped the other suspects about the presence of visitors at the hotel.

Emuna says that following the incident, all pubs, hotels and bar owners have been asked to deploy armed security officers at their premises.

Dayan's Pub remains closed following the incident.