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Kotido chief on second murder case

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th February 2010 03:00 AM

THE woes of the embattled Kotido LC5 chairman Paul Lomanio, are far from over.

THE woes of the embattled Kotido LC5 chairman Paul Lomanio, are far from over.

By Daniel Edyegu

THE woes of the embattled Kotido LC5 chairman Paul Lomanio, are far from over.

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces 3rd Division spokesman, Capt. Henry Obbo, on Monday disclosed that two more people had registered complaints with the army, accusing Lomanio of killing a political rival in the 2006 elections.

Obbo added that a third complainant accused Lomanio of failing to repay sh13m that he had borrowed from him.

“The army and the Police intelligence personnel have launched investigations into these allegations. At present, we can’t reveal details of the complaints and our findings because Karamoja is volatile,” Obbo said.

Lomanio, Philip Lodio and Philip Locap on February 11 appeared before the Moroto Grade One Magistrates Court and were charged with the murder of Cephas Aleper.

They were remanded to Moroto Prison until February 23, when the case will be heard.

Lomanio is accused of masterminding the murder of Aleper, who was the Kotido district youth councilor, at Panyangara bridge on January 24.

Aleper had reportedly expressed interest in contesting against Lomanio for the district chairmanship in next year’s general elections.

“The fact that Lomanio is facing murder charges does not imply we will take the latest complaints lightly. These are complaints where death has been involved. Justice must be served,” Obbo stated.

“As soon as the proceedings are concluded, we will prefer more charges depending on the findings. We suspect he has been using a bigger racket to execute the crimes,” Obbo added.

He explained that the army was hunting for the two other suspects listed in the murder case. The two escaped from an army unit in Kotido. Two guns were recovered from the suspects.

Kotido chief on second murder case

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