Thursday May 15 2014

Gunmen hold NGO staff at gunpoint


Soroti- Two gunmen stormed the offices of Soroti Development Association (SODANN), an NGO network, and held staff at gunpoint.
One of the workers, Mr Phillip Ecodu, who was at the reception during the Monday evening incident, told Daily Monitor that the two men arrived at about 3pm, entered his office and held him at gunpoint.

“They pushed me to the reception desk, ordered me to bend over and close my eyes as they demanded for the director Mr Moses Omiat who was not in office at the time of the raid,” Mr Ecodu said.

He narrated that he first refused to comply, forcing a tall man carrying a bag to unzip it and draw out an AK47 rifle the man then pointed the gun at him, threatening to shoot if he refused to reveal the whereabouts of his boss.

Mr Ecodu explained that after about 10 minutes, the men left him jumped on their motorcycle which was parked outside the office premises and sped off to an unknown location.

Mr Omiat said, he has been receiving anonymous calls and the caller would remain silent on the phone which prompted him to register a case with police.

Mr Phillip Acaye, the regional police commander East Kyoga, said the matter is still being investigated and he would not delve into the details before the investigations are finished.