Lira Police Recovers 34 Stolen Motorcycles

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Mansur Suwed, the Central North Regional Police Spokesperson says the recovered bikes are being kept at Lira Central Police station for identification.

Lira police have recovered 34 motorcycles believed to have been stolen from various parts of the country and brought to the district. The motorcycles were recovered in various operations by the Flying squad in Lira, which lasted for over a month.
 
Mansur Suwed, the Central North Regional Police Spokesperson says the recovered bikes are being kept at Lira Central Police station for identification. He advises people with relevant documents whose bikes were stolen to go to the police station for inspection.
 
 Mansur says police suspects that the bikes could have been stolen from as far as Jinja, Gulu, Arua and Masindi districts.

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Moses Odongo, a boda boda cyclist in Lira couldn't hide his excitement as his bike is among those recovered. He says at last he will get back to work and fend for his family. Odongo’s bike was stolen in December last year by a customer whom he had picked from a night club in Lira municipality.

About 10 boda boda motorists have been killed in Lira within a period of six months and their bikes taken.

 

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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.