Ugandan police arrests 34 mourners for attending criminal's burial

Police spokesperson for North Kyoga, David Ongom confirmed the arrests and said the mourners were rounded off by police at around 5 pm.

Ugandan police yesterday arrested 34 mourners in Lira municipality for compounding felony.

Police spokesperson for North Kyoga, David Ongom who confirmed the arrests said the mourners were rounded off by police at around 5 pm in relation to the murder of four people in Lira Municipality.

“A group of people totaling to about 34 were rounded up by the police, as you are aware following the murder of four people in Kichope, lira municipality over the alleged breaking in of a saloon where a mob rounded them up and lynched them so this group of people had organized themselves to go and burry one of the victims who was murdered during the that incident of theft”  he told the media.

According to the police, the mourners who were on their way to bury one of the victims who had been killed by the mob failed to inform the police that the person they were burying was a known criminal and had just been released from prison hence attracting felony charges.

“concealing  to report the matter to the police since the suspect himself who is now deceased was a known criminal who had just been released from prison therefore these people who had concealed the information from the police and were heading to the burial have so far been charged with compounding a felony”

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