Photos: Soldiers who Assaulted Women in Elegu Arraigned Before Army Court

Soldiers being charged by the court martial in Gulu

Six soldiers have been arraigned before the Court Martial in Gulu on charges of assaulting women and men in Elegu town council.

The soldiers were supporting police operations to enforce Curfew which is one of the Government measures to fight the spread of Coronavirus.

The victims were found in a lodge belonging to Margret Auma, the Chairperson for Elegu Women Cross-Border Traders SACCO.

Media reports indicated that the women were rounded up from a lodge and beaten.

The errant soldiers together with 11 Policemen have since been arrested.

Those arraigned before the Court Martial today morning and charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm include; L/CPL Awany A. Contantine, and Privates John Max Ebongo, Muhamed Makanga, Robert MUteke, Rogers Amanya and Elias Ayebazibwe.

“L/CPL Awany A. Constantine and 5 others on or around the 2nd day of April, 2020 at around 8pm at night while at Lorikowo West zone in Elegu town council in Amuru district beat with sticks one Ceka Zubeda thereby inflicting body injuries on her thighs and arms,” court documents read in part.

Other victims of the soldiers’ beating include; Rose Aryemo, Charles Koma Adigoli, Ratib Adiga and Fatuma Yutong.

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