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Concern as Senior EC Staff in Gulu Goes Missing

The Senior Supervisor for Laroo -Pece Division in Gulu City Richardson Tabu, 29, disappeared on Friday evening when he went out to buy supper for his colleagues who were caught up in the office located in Senior Quarters in Gulu City.
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A senior Electoral Commission Staff in Gulu has disappeared without trace as general elections draw near.

The Senior Supervisor for Laroo -Pece Division in Gulu City Richardson Tabu, 29, disappeared on Friday evening when he went out to buy supper for his colleagues who were caught up in the office located in Senior Quarters in Gulu City.

Raymond Ocakacon, Tabu's elder brother told URN that upon receiving the news of his brother's disappearance, they reported the matter to police and immediately commissioned a search for him.

He said they searched for him in the different health facilities within the district, homes of relatives, police stations among other places but he could not be found.

Benson Obete, the Gulu District Registrar of the Electoral Commission revealed that Tabu's disappearance has left a big gap at the office ahead of the general elections since he was a permanent staff.

Obete said though they don't have any evidence of threats on his life, but they suspect that his disappearance might be related to his position at the Electoral Commission in Gulu.

"Maybe someone could have tried to persuade him to do something but he declined leading to his kidnap," Obete speculated.

He added that Tabu is a committed staff who works diligently to meet his targets. He also appealed to the general public to notify police or Tabu's family in case they know his whereabouts.

Richardson Tabu's disappearance case has been reported to Gulu Central Police Station under SD ref: 23/09/01/2021.

When contacted for a comment, Pande Grace, the Gulu OC CID declined to comment on the matter saying he is not in the position of disclosing anything in that regard.

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