Information obtained by URN shows that most of the borrowers were expected to receive their motorcycles on Monday (October 4, 2021) but surprisingly, the offices at Pamba were closed over the weekend. The furious borrowers, who had travelled to Soroti to receive their motorcycles later stormed the office of the Resident City Commissioner, Peter Pex Paak, seeking his intervention into the matter.
Asio’s body was discovered in a septic tank on September 9, 2021 at her matrimonial home in Muyenga, Kampala. She went missing on January 6, 2021 and the search for her whereabouts continued by the police and relatives until September.
East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman Oscar Gregg Ageca says that personnel from Katakwi Central Police Station were tipped off about the illegal operation and acted to stop it by dispersing the market and arresting the officers.
Vincent Emalu, another resident in Bukedea Town Council, says that the insecurity escalating cattle theft in the district is caused by the overstay of some police officers. He says that some of the police officers who have joined hands with wrong elements in the district have been cancelling their transfers.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Ekou asked VHTs to sign a payment voucher reading 150,000 Shillings but only gave them 97,000 Shillings or less. Most of the affected VHTs are from Kachumbala County in the sub counties of Aligoi, Kachumbala, Kamuge and Kongunga, among others.
Geoffrey Okiswa, the Resident District Commissioner of Bukedea says the officer was arrested because of professional negligence and laziness. He says that the district received 103, 600 hoes from NAADs Secretariat which were distributed across the district. Okiswa says Aligoi was the last sub county to receive hoes when a deficit of hoes realized.
Denis Echiku, a resident of Katine Sub County was arrested by the police after a tip-off from patients. Echiku has been camping at Ward 1 and extorting money from unsuspecting patients who need x-ray services.
Elobat, 58 was allegedly beaten during clashes between the supporters of Violet Akurut Adome, the former Woman MP of Katakwi District and Jessica Alupo. The clashes were sparked off by a decision by the NRM tribunal to nullify Alupo's election as the party candidate for the District Woman MP seat, handing the flag to Akuru.
The officers include Norman Etolu, the Parish Chief in Kobulubulu Sub County, Geofringo Geofrey Egadu, the Parish Chief in Aperkira Sub County and Raymond Eboyu a.k.a Charles Raymond Elyau, the Assistant Accountant, Ochero sub County. Etolu and Egadu are accused of forging diploma papers to get jobs as Parish Chiefs while Eboyu is accused of living and working under impersonation for 37 years.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that Police have opened a general inquiry file Number 15/2021 to investigate circumstances under, which the hoes valued at Shillings 11.7million went missing from the stores at the finance block at Soroti city council.
Now, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, Oscar Gregg Ageca says that the Police Standard Unit has started investigations into the matter adding that the officers could face police disciplinary court after the investigations.
James Erongu, a resident of Kadungulu Sub County says that the Police take every opportunity to extort money from unsuspecting community members. He, however, says that when it comes to illegal fishing practices, both the Police and army are extorting money from the culprits.
The trio appeared on Tuesday evening before the Soroti Grade one magistrate, Fortune Nyipir after following the sanctioning of their file by the State Attorney. Nyapir charged the trio with the offence of receiving stolen property contrary to section 314 of the Penal Code Act.
The new arrests comprise businesspersons operating within Soroti City, namely, Phoebe Alupo, Fred Enabu, Simon Opejo, John Bosco Okiror, Charles Akol and Alex Osauro. They arrested following a tip off from residents that they were selling government hoes.