The allegations against Sagal were first raised by the Parish Chiefs of Lorengedwat in their petition to the Resident District Commissioner. The three chiefs who include Catherine Sarah Loma, Sisto Losur, Rosemary Mugema of Kamaturu, Nathenyoit, and Narisae parishes respectively allege that the chief and his Sub Accountant, Robert Kolbe conspired to defraud the government 58 million shillings since July last year.
John Bosco Alinga, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kampswahili Cell in Nabilatuk Town Council, who handed over the petition to the RDC on behalf of over 100 LC 1 Chairpersons, said they acted based on community concern.
Mary Goretti Kitutu, the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs who is in the region to monitor the Dryland Integrated Development Project under the Office of the Prime Minister said the abduction reflects the inhumane behaviour of the warriors. She described the abduction as provocative to the government.