Amolatar District Service Commission Secretary Arrested for Alleged Bribery

The suspect, Tonny Odongole has allegedly been demanding huge chucks of money from job seekers in the two districts of Kwania and Amolatar with empty promises of giving them jobs.

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The Secretary Amolatar District Service Commission has been arrested for allegedly demanding bribes from job applicants. 

Tonny Odongole has allegedly been demanding large amounts of cash from job seekers in the two districts of Kwania and Amolatar with empty promises of giving them jobs.

Amolatar Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Jonathan Akweteireho confirmed the arrest. He says Odongole was arrested because he has been the conduit between the commissioners and the applicants.

  Akweteireho said that Odongole has been tracked for 3-4 years during the recruitment exercises for both Amolatar and Kwania districts and there is enough evidence to pin him.

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Jacob Chepsikor, Amolatar district police commander says so far 7 complainants have recorded statements against Odongole’s alleged conduct adding that the matter is under investigations.

Odongole has worked in Amolatar district for more than 10 years now. In July 2019 Kwania district council hired the services of the Amolatar district service commission to conduct recruitment in the newly carved out district; however, the exercise was marred with irregularities.

In October 2019, Police at North Kyoga Region launched investigations into alleged bribery following complaints from some applicants.

Odongole, Bazil Okello Onac, the Kwania interim Chairman and CAO Albina Awor were accused of soliciting 15 million shillings from one of the applicants who had applied for the position of Senior Commercial Officer.

  When contacted, Awor and Odongole denied the allegations.

Kwania RDC Salim Komakech warned Odongole, and the district leaders to desist from the acts of taking bribes from job applicants.

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