12 Cops Dismissed in Lira

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Manshur Suwed, the Central North regional police spokesperson says the cops were thoroughly investigated before they appeared before the disciplinary committee, which recommended their dismissal.

12 Special Police Constables-SPCs in Lira have been dismissed for various offenses ranging from theft, indiscipline and negligence.

They are Denis Okola, Alexis Ebong, Betty Akello, Steven Okello, Sharon Aceng, Bazil Ameny, Rebecca Auma, Cosmas Enyang, Martin Ongom, Epila Ojuka, Eunice Ageno and Moris Peter Ogwang.
 
The constables were dismissed after appearing before the district police disciplinary committee. Manshur Suwed, the Central North regional police spokesperson says the cops were thoroughly investigated before they appeared before the disciplinary committee, which recommended their dismissal.

According to Manshur, some of the affected have been on refresher training in different locations across the country.


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The 12 SPCs are part of the group that was recruited in 2000.  They were deployed under the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU to crack down on the rampant cattle theft in North-Eastern Uganda.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.