It is alleged that Okwir has been frustrating the fight against environmental degradation by conniving with the illegal tree fellers and charcoal producers by allegedly soliciting bribes from individuals involved in the illegal logging activities.
The matter came to the limelight after Denis Makmot, the owner of the private teak tree forest sought the intervention of the district leaders to apprehend Felix Okidi, the field extension officer attached to Mura parish in Wol Sub County, who reportedly took photos of his teak tree species under unclear circumstances.
Sebirumbi was picked up together with Frederick Nyamisogola, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence at Patongo Police station and Deputy Scene of Crimes Officer (SOCO) Solomon Nasimolo following accusations f Unlawful arrests and detention of suspects, extortion, torture, and selling of impounded motorcycles.
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of the aggrieved locals majority of whom are Boda Boda operators staged protests within Patongo Town Council and at Patongo Police station to demand the release of one of their colleagues who was allegedly arrested by police and detained him for five days without being produced in court.
The suspects identified as Rwot Jimmy Olula and his accomplices who include, his Prime Minister Nekanori Oboke, Bosco Ayella Adeng all residents of in Layada village, Ogole parish and Geoffrey Besweri a resident of Bugiri district were all remanded before the Patongo Magistrates Court on Thursday.
A local business man identified as Bosco Ocan organized the event to appreciate his clients by giving back the revelers of his bar, and the winner would be rewarded with local potent gin locally referred to as Guu.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from Rugu –rugu Village, Adilang Sub –County in Agago district.
More than 30 residents armed with machetes, spears and axes stormed charcoal production camps in the area where dozens of people from Lackeotto village headed by the area LCI Chairperson Ramadan Odong were engaged in Charcoal production.
According to a report made by Aldo Otto to the Police at Kalongo Police station, the suspect accused his mother of being against his relationship with his wife.
Otto noted that the suspect became angry on the fateful day leading to the assault after his mother reportedly cursed him if he proceeds with the relationship.
Among the drugs and medical supplies that have reportedly gone missing include from the store are 100 HIV test Kits. Ten tins of Amoxyl capsule, three tins of Flagyl, and 81 boxes of facemasks. Others are 41 Malaria RTD kits, 32 boxes of Artemeter 20mg and Lumetuntrin 120mg.
Sources privy to the incident disclosed to URN that Otim’s attempt to end his life could be a result of frustration after failing to make it among LDU’s being integrated into the mainstream Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF.
Thomas Ojok Akala, Wol Sub-county LCIII Chairperson in his report to the police on Friday noted that the deceased and the suspect had been engaged in cutting trees for producing charcoal in Atut parish.
Bashir Hangi, the UWA Communications Manager told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that three suspects were arrested from Agago district while attempting to sell off a live Pangolin. They were found in G&G Victoria Hotel in Kalongo Town Council where they had set up to meet their customers.