NEBBI. In January this year, a watch man at the newly established shell fuel station located along Nebbi - Pakwach road in Nebbi town was brutally murdered by unknown people.
The deceased identified as Denis Oryma, 65, was murdered while on duty in the first week of January.
But nearly 11 months down the road, his killers have not yet been apprehended.
According to Ms Rose Adubango, the wife to the deceased and a resident of Alakakal village in Nebbi municipal council, police has not done much to ensure that the killers of her husband are arrested and charged in court.
“We want justice to prevail over the murder of my husband. He was the only person we relied on for anything in this home. Life is now hard without him,” Adubango said with tears flowing down her cheek.
She on the other hand, observed that the management of the fuel station only gave them 1.5 million shillings as burial expense, promising that they were going to have a talk with the family after the burial.
“But we are surprised that since then, the management of shell fuel station has never visited us to fulfil their promise,” Adubango said.
She noted that after waiting for all this long as a family, they on Monday decided to make a follow up at Nebbi central police station only to be told by the policeman in charge of the case file that nothing can be done about the matter anymore.
“I have three children with whom I’m now struggling to have food on table but if my husband was to be around, I believe the suffering was not going to be this much. We pray that concerned people come up to follow this matter up to its logical conclusion so that we can see justice prevailing over the case,” Adubango stressed.
“All we need right now is for the killers of Oryma to be brought to book because since then, not even one person has been arrested,” Ms Grace Among, a relative to the deceased demanded.
However, Mr Justus Tashobya, the Nebbi district police commander said so long as the case was registered at Nebbi central police station, fresh investigations can be conducted with the aiming of arresting and charging Oryma’s killers before court.