Sylvester Kiwanuka, the Uganda Revenue Authority Customs manager for the Northern region, confirmed the incident, stating that the driver, along with the impounded vehicle, has been transferred to Kampala, where he is expected to appear in court.
According to Paul Eseru the Pakwach RDC, sanctioned their arrests after he discovered that project retention funds worth 16.3 million shillings were missing from the three sub-county accounts namely the General fund account, development account and UWA revenue sharing account.
Kaweesi wanted to rescue his son 12-year-old son only identified as Lucas who was overpowered by the strong waves of the river while swimming. The son was, however, saved by another swimmer on the site while the father was swept away by the waters.
According to police, the residents ganged up against the two during a clan meeting at Padei North Village after the LC1 chairman of Pajalo West village Oscar Olely alleged that his wife had been bewitched by the deceased.
The six had accompanied one of their relatives to board a bus and as they waited by the roadside near Panyimur junction on the Nebbi-Pakwach highway, when a Toyota Hiace Registration number UBG-674G commonly referred to as a drone swerved off the road and rammed into them.
The four together with the Officer in Charge of Traffic Innocent Mafabi were reportedly given a sum of 675 million Shillings to pay 162 Special Police Constables for manning the February 2021 general elections. But each Special Police Constable was paid 370,000 Shillings instead of 375,000 Shillings, which had been budgeted for.
Assistant Inspector of Police Samson Odongo, the OC of Dei Police Post was picked up on Sunday after some unknown persons broke in to the Police post and took away a Police motorcycle Registration Number UP 8313, a Fuel Tank and some exhibits like mattresses that had been kept in the office.
They were intercepted at 2 a.m. last night at Pakwach check-point while travelling in a Nile Coach Bus which was hired to take off for Kampala from Arua after midnight. The Ugandan government has maintained a nighttime curfew running between 9 p.m. and 5: 30 a.m, as one of the measures to control movement and contain COVID-19.
According to reports, the armed Congolese soldiers carried an impromptu raid on the fishermen at around 9 pm accusing them of encroaching on the Congolese side. They arrested the fishermen and took away their gears to Congo.
It is said that hundreds of Alur people were fired at and several of their houses burnt down by soldiers guarding Brig. Charles Otema Awany's farm, bringing another twist to a long-term conflict between the two cultural groups.
The deceased only identified as Odii in his 40’s was found lying unconscious at the road junction between Panyimur and Parombo in the night of Wednesday after he was reportedly beaten by a mob for reasons yet to be known.
The accident which occurred on Tuesday involved a lorry registration number UAG 573 Q belonging to Mukwano Group of Companies. The lorry knocked three people who were on the motorcycle, killing the rider on spot.
The suspects are, according to Police, the ringleaders of the violent clashes which erupted this morning leading to the destruction of 50 grass thatched houses, the death of 40 head of cattle and disappearance of three people. The two sides are fighting over 500-acres of communally owned land in Panyigoro parish.
Emmy Ongiertho, the Jonam County Member of Parliament, says much as most residents depend on the park for livelihood, they should also be aware of the laws, which prohibit illegal use of protected or gazetted areas in the country.