David Ochora, the Awach Sub County LC III chairman in Gulu district has been arrested for alleged theft.
Ochora's arrets stems from the mysterious disappearance of a generator intended for Awach town board.
The generator worth over 50 million shillings went missing from the town board late last month. But all fingers have been pointing at Ochora.
Johnson Kilama, the northern Regional Police Spokesman, says Ochora had hand in the theft of the generator and he has been arrested as the prime suspect.
Preliminary investigations however show that several officers, including some Local Government employees in Awach were involved in the theft.
Ochora has however denied any wrongdoing. He says he was the first person that brought the theft to the attention of the police and wonders why he has been implicated in the theft.
But an eyewitness speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimized by the suspects says that the generator was picked up from the stores and loaded onto a pick-up truck.
The heavy-duty generator was bolted on steel rails and fitted in a specially designed generator house.
He says people who appeared to be either Indians or Pakistanis occupied the truck.
Ochora was picked up this morning from his office, and is being detained at Gulu central police station.