Police boss, five others arrested for flouting COVID-19 preventive directive


A taxi impounded carrying seven people in Lamwo. Photo Courtesy of Dan M Komakech.

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Lamwo, 30 May 2020: On the orders of Lamwo Resident District Commissioner [RDC] James Kidega Nabinsion, Sergent Otema Joseph who’s the Officer in Charge of Madi Opei Police post in Lamwo district was arrested.

The police officer was arrested together with five others after the RDC intercepted a taxi carrying seven travellers from Kitgum to Lamwo district.

This action is a total violation on the ban of public transport whose operational return date is tentatively scheduled for 4, June 2020.

Others detained are Henry Nsereko, Eric Odwar, Stephen Rubangakene and Livingston Okwera.

Mr Kidega who was on his routine surveillance duty intercepted a taxi registration number UAW 871L at Okol village, Lamwo.

The RDC added that after interrogations, the driver, Samuel Ochieng, told him he was cleared by Otema to transport the passengers and their luggage.

OC Otema said Eric Odwar requested to use the taxi to tow a vehicle he had used to transport construction material from Kampala to Madi Opei but broke down in Mucwini in Kitgum district.

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