The arrest stemmed from a dramatic incident when locals in the area engaged in a physical fight for Money disbursed by the National Resistance Movement party to the village as facilitation to the voters.
Statements by the suspects in custody show that the suspects serve their victims with edibles and drinks lased with chloroform before they rob their motorcycles. The group sometimes hires motorcycles for self ride and they allegedly disappear with them.
Harriet Akullo Okello, the chairperson Kica-Arwot Women Group, says they have decided to use Shillings 500,000 from part of their annual profit to renovate the police post. She says they want police personnel to be redeployed in the area since the crime has escalated.
Some of the roads that have remained in a poor state include Aboke to Ogur border in Lira district about 20km, Alito trading centre to Ngetta border in Lira district and Aboke to Otwal border in Oyam district.
The affected roads are under the district mandate to ensure routing maintenance with funding from the Uganda Roads Fund but have remained narrow, some bridges collapsed, blocked drainage channels and bushy.
Kole North MP Bony Okello said he has been approached by residents and leaders accusing RDC Olweny of being biased while conducting operations against wetland encroachment. Okello said that only the poor have been ejected from wetlands while the rich and mighty enjoy uncontrolled access to the wetlands, where they are constructing permanent structures and huge investments.
The bridge that cost of about 30 million Shilling was built in March 2019, by the Sub County with funding from the Uganda Road Fund this financial year. However, it developed cracks in less than two months after its completion and is now on the verge of collapsing.
Each of the sub counties received 15 saving boxes for distribution to youth groups in their area. Innocent Omogo, the In Charge of NCBA CLUSA Uganda in Kole District, says the saving boxes will help the members to keep their savings safely.