U.S. capture of criminal Joseph Kony seems now closer.
A man identifying himself as Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, gave himself up to U.S.-African forces tracking the guerrilla group in the Central African Republic, the State Department said on Tuesday.
The United States is trying to verify whether the man in its custody is Ongwen, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. READ ARTICLE HERE
Dominic Ongwen is the commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group founded in northern Uganda. As the head of one of the four LRA brigades, Ongwen is a member of the “Control Altar” of the LRA that directs military strategy. Ongwen is the lowest ranking of the five LRA leaders for whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued their first ever warrants in June 2005. He is charged with seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Recently, news reported put Ongwen in southwest Equatoria, Southern Sudan, attempting to rejoin LRA head Joseph Kony in Garamba, Ituri Province, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
However, on January 6 2015, Ongwen reportedly surrendered to American forces stationed in the Central African Republic.