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Candidate Arrested For Illegal Posession of Stamp of Neighboring Village

“I have two stamps, one for my village Akaramai and another for Kamon and today I am going to hand it over to the senior assistant secretary bukedea sub county,” said Emunat. He later surrendered the stamp, saying that he didn’t want to hand it over since he used his money to make it.
14 Nov 2020 13:22
ichogor showing the public the stamp recovered from imunat
Stephen Emunat, the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate for the Bukedea sub-county LC Chairperson’s seat is in trouble for illegal possession of a stamp belonging to another village.

He was arrested on the orders of Bukedea Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Charles Ichogor following numerous complaints from concerned citizens.

Emunat, who served as the Akaramai village LC I chairperson, was found in possession of a stamp belonging to Kamon villages. Speaking at a security meeting in Akaramai village, Ichogor said the issue of the stamp was raised by the locals who asked his office to rescue the situation.

“We cannot leave this village until you produce the stamp you are holding yet it does not belong to your village”, said Ichogor. 

The suspect first denied that he only has the stamp which belongs to Akaramai his village. He, however, succumbed after being manhandled by a security team and revealed that he has two stamps one for his village another belonging to Kamon village.                                                   

“I have two stamps, one for my village Akaramai and another for Kamon and today I am going to hand it over to the senior assistant secretary Bukedea sub-county,” said Emunat. He later surrendered the stamp, saying that he didn’t want to hand it over since he used his money to make it. 

Christine Senyi Lea, the senior assistant security Bukedea sub-county, says the issue of the LC 1 chairperson in Akaramai holding three stamps has been a big problem in her sub-county. She says it has been problematic to the Kamon village LC I chairperson. 

“This matter of stamps has been a headache to my work, when we summoned Emunat during the first security meeting he accepted to hand over the stamps to my office but up to now no stamp has been handed over to me yet he claims that he handed me the stamp”, said Senyi.

Moses Opio, the Kamon Village LCI Chairperson, says after Emunat declined to handover the stamp they worked under hardship until they got another stamp. Emunat was later released after handing over the stamp to the Deputy RDC. Village stamps are very sensitive since they are used to endorse official transactions and documents.