Okema says Police visited the scene this morning and took Omana's lifeless body to Gulu Regional and teaching hospital for postmortem. Police are currently holding Kipwola under SD Ref: 04/23/05/2017 to facilitate investigations into the murder.
George Labeja, the Mayor Gulu Municipality, says they are all shocked to learn the death of Omona, adding that council will issue a formal statement on the incident later. "It has already happened. It is so sad. I can only comment when my mind is settled but meetings for funeral arrangement will start later today," he said.
Kelly Komakech, the Pece Division LC 3 Chairperson describes the late Omona as a kind, professional and trustworthy person. "He mentored me while I was in Gulu Municipal Council". The attack on Omona came just a few hours after 22-year-old Justine Oloya, a resident of Kanyangoga A ward in Bar Dege Division was also attacked by unidentified thugs around Pentagon Bar as he returned home from a night out.
Oloya is nursing injuries at Gulu Regional Referral and Teaching hospital. A few weeks ago, suspected iron bar hit men also attacked Paul Omiya, the Gulu Resident State Attorney and a grade one magistrate.