The case robbery of eight cow has been registered at police by a person Identified only as Orom a resident of Palokere East in Atiak Sub-County.
According to police,the cows were robbed by a group of people armed with pangas, spears, bows and arrows led a retired major called Ferdinand Otim who is also a resident of the area.
The Police Spokesperson for Aswa River Region Jimmy Patrick Okema says that their forces have visited the place and found that there was land wrangle between the clans of Palokere and Pali Pali
And it is alleged that the retired major commanded those group of people with an intention to chase away the Pali clan for the disputed land.
“During the scuffle the eight cows were robbed and two hats were set ablaze and also the brother of the retired major identified as George Obol who is also a retired warrant officer two was also beaten by the Pali Pali clan and was rushed to Lacor Hospital for treatment.”
“However, the retired Major Ferdinand Otim is still in the hiding but we are going to follow him very closely for instigating the conflict and will be charge accordingly if he is found to be the one behind the attack” Okema said.
So far ten suspects have been arrested and detained at Atiak police station after recording their statement that will leads to arrests of more perpetrators. The case has been registered under CRB I6 /19 in Atiak police post.