Yunus Sedirumbi, the officer-in-charge of Patongo Police Station confirmed Laboke’s arrest to URN. She declined to reveal more details and referred our reporter to Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson.
More than 30 residents armed with machetes, spears and axes stormed charcoal production camps in the area where dozens of people from Lackeotto village headed by the area LCI Chairperson Ramadan Odong were engaged in Charcoal production.
James Peny-Wii, the Director of Project Risk, Monitoring and Control at IG, says that reports indicated the beneficiaries lost a great share of the project fund to the contractor in procuring equipment.
John Amos Okot, the MP Elect for Agago North says wants the government to arm the groups with guns to protect their animals since the Karamojong rustlers have now resorted to using guns while carrying out their operations.
According to a report made by Aldo Otto to the Police at Kalongo Police station, the suspect accused his mother of being against his relationship with his wife.
Otto noted that the suspect became angry on the fateful day leading to the assault after his mother reportedly cursed him if he proceeds with the relationship.
Among the drugs and medical supplies that have reportedly gone missing include from the store are 100 HIV test Kits. Ten tins of Amoxyl capsule, three tins of Flagyl, and 81 boxes of facemasks. Others are 41 Malaria RTD kits, 32 boxes of Artemeter 20mg and Lumetuntrin 120mg.
Thomas Ojok Akala, Wol Sub-county LCIII Chairperson in his report to the police on Friday noted that the deceased and the suspect had been engaged in cutting trees for producing charcoal in Atut parish.
Bashir Hangi, the UWA Communications Manager told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that three suspects were arrested from Agago district while attempting to sell off a live Pangolin. They were found in G&G Victoria Hotel in Kalongo Town Council where they had set up to meet their customers.
Alice Laker reportedly beat up 17-year-old Vicky Ajalo on Saturday afternoon at a water source in Lakee village in Omot Sub-county. Ajalo died on arrival at Omot Health Center III where locals had rushed her for treatment.
Johnson Omona, a porter at Kaket Health Center II in Lapono Sub-county died on Sunday afternoon while being referred to Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo in Kalongo Town Council.
He reportedly consumed the potent liquid on Saturday with Louis Odonga 53, a watchman at the same health facility.
Agago Resident District Commissioner, Andrew Onyuk acknowledges the contribution of the vigilantes in the reduction of animal theft in the district. He says the groups are “alert”, the reason they succeeded in retrieving five cattle in Omiya Pacwa.
The village chairpersons say they were initially told that the bicycle distribution would be free of charge, but to their dismay, while receiving the bicycles on Sunday, each beneficiary was subjected to pay 10,000 Shillings as transport cost for delivery of the bicycles and those who didn’t have the money missed out.