PSU Orders Release Two Soroti Suspects

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According to source, PSU called Maxwell Ogwal Onep, the East Kyoga Region Police Commander questioning why the duo was being held for this long without any clear charge brought against them.

Two men who were locked up for allegedly booing Agnes Jaff Akiror, the Teso Affairs State Minister in DFCU Bank in Soroti town, have regained their freedom. They are Mohammad Sebuya and James Doris Bamwidhi, both staff of Muna Wamura Associates Ltd, a money lending firm.

 
The duo was released on police bond on Wednesday afternoon following their arrest on Thursday last week. Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects are expected to report back on January 21st 2019 when the minister is also expected to record her statement.
 

He says the duo was charged with assaulting the modest of Akiror under section of 128 (3) of the Penal Code Act.


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URN has since learnt that the duo was released on the directives from the Police Standards Unit in Kampala. According to source, PSU called Maxwell Ogwal Onep, the East Kyoga Region Police Commander questioning why the duo was being held for this long without any clear charge brought against them.



The Soroti Resident District Commissioner, Wilberforce Tukei also visited Soroti Central Police Station, saying he has received several phones about the plight of the two men. Trouble for the duo started on Thursday afternoon when they had a bitter verbal exchange with the Minister in DFCU bank.
 
 
According to sources in the bank, the two men faulted Akiror when she tried to jump the queue and get served before the other clients who had come before her. The two men reportedly questioned her intentions prompting the minister to shout on top of her voice asking them whether they knew who she was. 


In their response, the two men, said they didn't need to know who Akiror was and asked her to lineup like other clients in the bank. According to the source, Akiror then called the East Kyoga Region Police Commander, Maxwell Ogwal claiming that she was under attack. 


Ogwal dispatched police officers who picked up the duo from the bank and dumped them at Soroti Central Police Station. When contacted by URN, the minister could neither deny nor confirm what happened before switching off her phone. 



She later called back asking our reporter to play for a recording from the police but our reporter insisted that she tells her side of the story. Akiror shot back saying she couldn't talk on the matter because of the failure of the reporter to cooperate with her demands.