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Pader LCIII Chairperson Fined Bull for Allegedly Insulting Cultural Chief

The Sub County Chairperson, Benson Amone is alleged to have used abusive language against the cultural Chief of Pader Cultural Institution, Rwot Francis Orik, on two different public occasions within a spate of one month.

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The LCIII Chairperson for Ogom Sub County in Pader district has landed in trouble with the local chiefdom for allegedly insulting the cultural chief of the Pader Cultural Institution. 

The Sub County Chairperson, Benson Amone is reported to have used abusive language against the cultural Chief of Pader Cultural Institution Rwot Francis Orik on two different public occasions within a space of one month.

In a letter authored by the prime minister of Pader Cultural Institution Moses Odong Ogele, it’s alleged that the accused used demeaning words against the chief while he presided over a funeral occasion in Otum Pili village in Kiteny parish in Ogom Sub County earlier this month.   

According to Odong, its alleged that over the weekend again, while addressinga section of newly elected leaders at Apiri Primary School, Amone is reported to have insulted the local chief calling him “stupid” during the public meeting. 

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Odong says the Pader cultural institution council in their sitting on Sunday resolved that the accused be ordered to pay a bull to the chiefdom as damages for exhibiting bad behavior against the chiefdom and for disrespecting and humiliating the cultural chief.

When contacted for comment, Amone denied having received any letter from the chiefdom compelling to pay the fine although he admits of having attended the public meetings he is purported to have made the utterances in. 

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Amone however denied any wrong doing and maintains that the matter could be politically motivated and being engineered by his opponents.   Alex Oyet the Acholi Paramount Chiefdom Coordinator for East Acholi Sub Region condemned the incident saying anyone who uses derogatory language against the person of the cultural chief or the Paramount chief commits a wrongdoing.   

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According to Oyet, section 51 of the constitution of the Acholi Cultural Institution stipulates that insulting the person of the paramount chief or any of his inferior cultural chiefs is disrespectful of the chiefdom and any one held liable of having commit such an offence will be subjected to pay a bull to the chiefdom.