Two suspects have been arrested in
Lira for the alleged theft of motorcycles. The suspects; Okello Bonny and Okidi
Jolly Joe, all residents of Ober Kampala Ojwina Division in Lira Municipality,
were arrested during a joint security patrol conducted last night.
The two are members of a criminal gang which has been terrorizing people in Lira and other areas like Soroti, Namuwongo
in Kampala and parts of Gulu.
Lira Resident District
Commissioner Milton Odongo says that the suspects were found in possession of
harmful devices which they use for hurting their victims.
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Meanwhile, the police are also
hunting for several other suspects, involved on robbery and other crimes in the
the area around Tekulo Ojwina and Kitgum stage, all within the municipality. Those
on the wanted list include Okello Emma and Okello Aaron from Tekulo Ojwina,
Otim Obadang from Ober- Kampala, Odongo Emma from Ober, another identified as
Dan from Orum Lodge among others.
The RDC says people should be vigilant because police
cannot be everywhere on time.
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Meanwhile ASP Michael Orech, the former Community Liaison
Officer attributed the high crime rates in Lango to drug abuse.