Two Police Officers attached to Paicho Police Station in Paicho Sub –County, Gulu district were on Tuesday morning beaten to coma while on duty.
The officers have been identified as Andrew Mulyamboga, the Officer-in-charge of Paicho Police Station and Edmond Menya, Officer in –charge of CID of Paicho Police Station.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told our reporter that the duo met their fate at around 9 am when they responded to a reported case of robbery of a vehicle registration number UAU 327E which belongs to Moses Kato, a resident of Gulu East Division. The case was reported to Paicho Police Station under SD 04/14/07/2020.
Okema revealed that the officers were beaten to coma and that in the process, a riffle No. UGPOL 56-31002043-1583 with 29 rounds of ammunition was robbed from them.
He adds that the police officers have been rushed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital where they are getting treatment. Meanwhile the gun and the ammunition have been recovered and the suspects arrested at detained at Gulu Central Police Station.
The suspects have been identified as Robert Opiyo aged 38, John Bosco Okumu aged 52, Paul Ongom aged 27 and Denish Obur aged 31, Patrick Ojara aged 22 and Patrick Rachkara aged 27, all are residents of Kiceke Village, Kal –Umu Parish, Paicho Sub –County in Gulu district.
They have been charged with attempted murder and robbery under Gulu CRB 775/2020.