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SOROTI: Notorious Former Arrow Boy Arrested For Murder & Rape, AK47 Recovered

By Nathan Eyagu




The police of Soroti East division are holding a former arrow boy identified as Orego Francis aged 40 years.


Orego was arrested on 10th July, 2023 at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital where he was receiving treatment from having been clobbered by his two brothers whom he had attempted to hack to death.

Orego who is a resident of Arubela village, Dakabela parish, Arapai Sub County in Soroti district is now in custody in connection with murder vide CRB 206/2023, aggravated robbery with the aid of a gun and rape vide SD REF 49/28/06/2023.



According to reports, the suspect is a former arrow boy from 2003 to 2007 detach seven then as it was based at Dakabela Sub County in Soroti district who has been in hiding because of his connection to the crimes he committed.



It’s noted that in 2008 he was arrested on allegation that his gun was used in the murder of the O/C post of Kichinjaji, he was arraigned in court and sentenced to 22 years in prison but however after appealing the sentence, he was released after serving part of it.


Relatedly, on 30/6/2023, the suspect allegedly shot one Musisi John Baptist in Opiyai A, Opiyai ward, in Eastern division in Soroti City.


Ageca says Orego was arrested at around 08:00PM after police received information that he was admitted at Soroti regional Referral Hospital after fight with his brothers Ecegu Isaac and Ocen Emmanuel whom he had wanted to cut with a panga but was instead overpowered and beaten necessitating his admission for medical attention.


“The Police has recovered exhibits of a bicycle, black jacket and mobile phones from the home of Orego Francis which he allegedly got during the murder and robbery,” Ageca says in a statement issued on Wednesday 12th July 2023.


He says police was also able to recover Rifle number UG UPDF 564807641 with 29rds of live ammunition abandoned in a cassava plantation, with another three magazines in a green porch with eight rounds of ammunition pushed under the fire wood at the mother’s home.


“We also have two suspects in custody to help with the investigation while the prime suspect here above is currently undergoing medical attention under guard by Uganda Police. We are looking for other suspects who are hiding and on the run and any information availed shall greatly help to resolve and secure the public,” he explained.


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