Alfred Akubo, the Kitgum District Drug Inspector disclosed this during a stakeholder’s engagement convened by the National Drug Authority (NDA) to sensitize the public, drug shop owners and pharmacists on compliance and standards.
The investigation is being headed by the Commissioner of Police Francis Olugu, who is overseeing electoral ffences in Acholi Sub-region. It stems from a complaint raised by incumbent Lamwo District Woman Legislator Molly Lanyero.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, said it’s the responsibility of the South Sudan government to ensure that the suspects are prosecuted but reiterated that handing over guns intercepted in a sovereign state is illegal. “We have done our part in capturing; detaining and now we have handed over the culprits back to you. It’s up to you to prosecute them or let them go free,” said Komakech.
The Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson, Qurino Olum, says the thugs broke into the production department offices where NIRA often charges its equipment. He says the thugs made off with an unspecified number of national identity cards, a laptop, an external battery and charger that were being in the ongoing distribution of the IDs.
According to Bishop Kitara, under the campaign the over 600 clergy, catechists and lay leaders affiliated to the diocese that covers Lamwo, Pader, Agago and Kitgum district will visit homesteads to raise awareness against Gender Based Violence.
Julius Peter Otto, the Omiya Anyima Sub-county LCIII Chairperson, who ordered for the arrest of the suspect, says he got a tip-off from concerned residents who had sighted him selling textbooks in bars on separate occasions.
Rose Anena, a farmer in Lokung Sub County in Lamwo district is one of the farmers who fell victim to the theft of approximately 1,800 kilograms of simsim. According to Anena, thieves raid their gardens mainly in the night or when it is raining.
The Kitgum District Police Commander Keith Tommy Eyaku, says that the suspects orchestrated an inter-clan clash that started last night and continued until Thursday before the police quelled the situation.
The Labongo Amida Sub County LC III Chairperson, Wilfred Nyeko, says the assailants reportedly broke into the couple’s house and hacked Otur to death while his wife was left unconscious with multiple injuries.
The mediation comes nearly six months after a violent inter-clan clash among Pajong clan members that left 16 people with severe body injuries in rivalry over the land in Lyelukwar village in Pela Parish.
According to Lt. Col Akiiki, when the army received information from residents, UPDF troops moved from Ngomoromo to Ted Nagwe on a fact-finding mission but met resistance from the SSPDF soldiers who opened fire at them.
It’s reported that a police officer who was guarding the facility fired multiple shots in the air in an attempt to scare off a motorist after an altercation for allegedly riding past 6 pm. The sound of gunshots evoked fear and panic among the suspects at the centre, forcing them to flee for dear lives.