Police officers in Aswa region are on the spot for involving in
This follows an incident in which Corporal Vincent Ovulu alias Simon Peter Dwaka,
a traffic police officer attached to Gulu Central Police Station – was involved
land a land dispute between the Lageru clan and Lamogi clan.
Dwaka, who is a member of the Lageru clan reportedly, mobilized two accomplices
Dickens Ochola and Ben Ocaya Oyat and demolished two grass-thatched houses plus
one other belonging to Ian Mike Oketa with intent to repossess the disputed
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says that Ovulu
and his accomplices were remanded to Gulu Central Prison.
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The land dispute between the two clans is still before court in Gulu pending
Okema further explained
that the Corporal Dwaka’s act contravened the mandate of Uganda Police Force
Act Cap 303 to protect life and property, prevention and detection of crime,
keeping law and order among others.
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According to Okema, it is the second incident involving police
officers aiding land conflicts in the region.
He says that in 2014, a Special Police Constable - SPC attached to
Pader Central Police Station was also involved in a similar incident before he
was arrested, arraigned before court and later discharged from service.