The chairperson of the south division in Moroto municipality has been
arrested and detained at the court cells for inciting violence during the court
Isaac Lokol was arrested at Moroto grade one magistrate’s court premises
where he had turned up to check on the suspects who appeared before court
On Wednesday, the joint security forces conducted the cordon and search
operations within the municipality which led to the arrest of over 300
suspected to be cattle rustlers.
On Friday evening, the suspects appeared before grade one magistrate for
the case hearing, but the session could not start due to interruptions by the
local leaders who demanded for the immediate release of the suspects.
URN learnt that the scuffle between the local leaders and police
disrupted a court session that was supposed to have started at 4:00pm was
pushed up to 7:00pm after his arrest.
Lokol, one of the aggrieved said there was no need for security
forces to conduct their cordon and search operations in town because the
raiders stay in the village. He accused the security forces for failing to arrest the real culprits
in the villages but instead shifted their operations in town to disturb street
dwellers who are innocent.
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David katunda Nyesigire, the district police commander who ordered for
his arrest, accused the victim of disrupting a court session.
He said the suspects will only be released if they prove they are not guilty.
The joint security forces launched an energized cordon and search
operations across all the nine districts of Karamoja.