Former JPAM aid detained for defamation

Adoko arriving at Lira CPS from where he's currently detained.

A former aid to John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM) in the 2016 presidential election in Lira district is under Police custody for defamation.

Mike Adoko took himself to Lira Central police Station (CPS) on Thursday morning for questioning after issuing offensive statements.

His detention follows defamatory statements he issued when he phoned various local radio stations in Lira town, accusing North Kyoga regional police chief, RPC John Peter Ematu.

In his proclamation, Adoko alleges that Ematu as often connived with thieves in Lira and have been bribed with money.

The suspect further accuses the regional police chief of freeing thieves whenever they are arrested, many of whom he says have robbed many business people on top of killing them.

Adoko also cited mobile money businesses robbed in recent months in many parts of Lira town.

The stubborn Adoko and also a critic of those in government and opposition arrived at Lira CPS bare-chested, carrying his plate, blankets, shirt, a diary book and other items.

TND News understands that Adoko has been charged with defamation vide LC/CRB 1982/18.

Adoko became more popular towards the end of  2015 and early 2016 when he campaigned vigorously for former Prime Minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi in Lango Sub region.

He used all platforms at his reach to sell the candidature of former NRM party secretary General, Mbabazi.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga police spokesperson confirmed Adoko’s detention to TND News Thursday morning.

Asked for more clarity on Adoko’s detention, Mudong said: “It’s what I’m working on right now. Call me after 30 minutes.”

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