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LC1 Chairperson arrested on allegations of stealing of road construction material

By Michael Onyinge, Stephine Opio

Added 8th November 2018 03:52 PM

It is alleged that LC1 chairman Opio, Gloria Acili, Harriet Akello and Beatrice Adongo, all from the same village, stole 25 bags lime, 10 bags cement and 14 metal culverts worth sh15m, some of which were recovered with the suspects during the time of arrest.

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It is alleged that LC1 chairman Opio, Gloria Acili, Harriet Akello and Beatrice Adongo, all from the same village, stole 25 bags lime, 10 bags cement and 14 metal culverts worth sh15m, some of which were recovered with the suspects during the time of arrest.

The Local Council one Chairman of Aduodyek village Oyengopere Parish Kwera sub county in Dokolo district, Fredrick Opio and three other have been arrested on allegations of having stolen road construction material worth sh15m.

It is alleged that LC1 chairman Opio, Gloria Acili, Harriet Akello and Beatrice Adongo, all from the same village, stole 25 bags lime, 10 bags cement and 14 metal culverts worth sh15m, some of which were recovered with the suspects during the time of arrest.

The materials stolen were meant for tarmacking Acandyang –Oturo road which is 1.2km.
According to the acting District Police Commander (DPC) of Dokolo, Jimton Aguta, the suspects were picked from Kwera Sub County and transferred to Dokolo Central Police station were a case of theft, (reference SD 34/07/11/2018) was opened against the four suspects.

In his defense, OPio said that he was not among the prime suspects though he had been arrested, adding that he was innocent.

At least twenty five bags of lime were found buried in a maize plantation belonging to one of the suspects; Beatrice Adongo. In her defense, Adongo said she did not know who buried the items in their garden.

The district Engineer of Dokolo, Thomas Codeos Okello after recording his statement at Dokolo central Police station told New vision that the stolen items were meant to reinforce work on the 1.2 kilometer road being worked on by PEHAN construction company limited.

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