A report presented by the Chief Administrative Officer, Simon Bimbona did not explain why Shillings 238M School Facility Grant (SFG) meant for the rehabilitation of primary schools was diverted towards the construction of a resource centre and renovation of some secondary schools while most primary schools are in ruins.
Isaac Apenyo commonly known as Apenyo Okwas, the area LC III chairperson confirmed his arrest saying this is the second time Okii is accused of stealing from the health facility.
According to him, early last year, Okii was also alleged to have stolen drugs worth Shs 20 million from the same health center.
Okello, a native of Aloi Sub County in the present-day Alebtong District is described as a brave man who fought against slavery imposed on the black people by Arabs in Zanzibar to ensure equal treatment among races in the land.
Some residents have started moving to the neighbouring Lira, Kwania and Apac districts to protect their animals from theft. Last week, rustlers raided 34 cattle that were being grazed by children in Alir parish Ogwete Sub County in Otuke District.
The missing funds were meant to finance activities in the Water Department including the rehabilitation, repair and drilling of new boreholes during the financial year 2017/2018.
Those arrested includes, District Water Officer, Bony Otieno, Head of Internal Audit, Alex Ojom, Chief Finance Officer, Stephen Andoye and Moses Okidi, the Community Development Officer in charge Awei Sub County.