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Aswa Police Officers Faulted for Involvement in Land Disputes

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.

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Police officers in Aswa region are on the spot for involving in land disputes.

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 land.

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 ruling.

   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.