The Aruu County Member of Parliament Samuel Odonga Otto has been
arrested in Gulu City.
He was arrested on Tuesday at around 9 am from Bomah Hotel in Gulu City by Francis Olugu,
the Deputy Director for Criminal Investigations. Odonga was at the gym at the
time of his arrest.
Olugu, says the legislator has been arrested following the previous charges on
him which include assault and damage at Pader in 2018, illegal possession of
firearms and assault of a journalist in Gulu in 2019 during the FUFA Drum match
at Pece Stadium, among others.
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Olugu added that Odonga’s arrest is to also give time for the
police to investigate a case where he is accusing police f poisoning him while
in custody at Pader Police Post early this year.
He revealed that Odonga shall be taken to CID headquarters in Kampala and that
upon completion of the investigation, he shall be arraigned in court in Pader.
In a hot exchange of words with the police at the Aswa River
Region Police Headquarters in Gulu shortly after his arrest while in khaki
short, white T-shirt and a pair of sneakers, Odonga described the arrest and
charges as a witch-hunt on him by Gen, Paul Lokech, the Deputy Inspector
General of Police.
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According to Odonga, police arrested him to stop him from filing an election
petition to court against Christopher Komakech, the MP-elect for Aruu County,
who he alleges is a close friend to Paul Lokech.
gathering all the case files for Odonga, he was whisked away to Kampala on a
white Toyota Hilux registration number UP 7484.
Odonga’s elder brother Tadeo Oloya Otto was also arrested on orders of Olugu
for allegedly obstructing police from performing its duty.
Oloya had arrived at Aswa Police Headquarters in a Super Custom registration
number UBE 616R in the company of two other family members before his arrest
while taking pictures of Odonga. He has been detained at Gulu Central Police