Investigations conducted by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, George Bamugemereire in 2019 unearthed irregularities. The report also faulted some Ministry of land officials for attempting to compensate ghost landowners with the aim of causing government a financial loss.
According to Okema, Onencan revealed the whereabouts of the firearm while being interrogated for assaulting Corporal Walter Oling. Okema explains that the gun was stolen from an officer who was guarding the National Drug Authority offices in Hoima district.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema disclosed that the victim’s mother revealed that the alleged kidnappers called and demanded 400,000 shillings to be sent to the victim’s contact before he is released.
It is alleged that Major Otim a resident of Palukere East Village in Attiak Sub County Amuru district last year on 15th December mobilized hundreds of his family members to attack Pali Pali Clan also in Attiak Sub County following the death of his brother George Obol.
Florence Nambalilwa, Kyagulanyi’s grandmother, a resident of Lorikwo West village in Elegu Town Council, says the deceased disappeared on December 29th, 2019 only to be found dead on January 3rd, 2020. Kyagulanyi met his death days after visiting his grandmother for Christmas from Kayunga district.
Information obtained by police indicate that Issa Likambo Aziz illegally entered South Sudan capital, Juba on January 6th through Elegu international border post to smuggle cigarettes and was kidnapped by unknown assailants who detained for three days.
Stephen Drani, the head of the institution told URN in an interview in Gulu that the level of impunity and lawlessness being exhibited by highly placed individuals in government who plunder the forest resource is unceasingly worrying.
Amuru District Police Commander (DPC), Emmanuel Bwambale told URN on Tuesday that twelve suspects have been arrested in relation to the attack and their statements refer to the retired UPDF officer as a mastermind of the attack.
13 people have been arrested in the past two weeks in separate incidents. On 25th October, nine people were arrested from Gazi village by Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA rangers and taken to Openy Jiji prison in Adjumani.
Wilson Acuma, the leader of Apaa residents, says the suspects were arrested by officers from Adjumani central prison and taken to Openjinji prisons without recording statements. Anthony Akol, the Kilak South MP has promised to raise the matter with the judiciary, top UWA and Police officials to expose how their personnel are conducting their duties.
John Bosco Langoya, the Pabbo Health Centre III Health Management Committee Chairperson, says the staffs were implicated when they tracked their phone calls last week. He says Remo Nyeko, Patrick Odong and Charles Okiya were in touch the day the batteries were stolen.
Patrick Okello, the Head teacher Tekibur Primary School told URN on Sunday that they were shocked to discover last week that the lightning arrester installed on the building housing the primary one, two, three and four classes was missing. He says another lightning arrester installed on the staffroom was also vandalized.
Aswa river region police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema however, admitted that police hierarchies discovered numerous gaps and weaknesses depicted by Amuru police personnel during the community policing program.