Lira UPC Boss, Two National ID Enrollment Officers Held over Theft of Laptop

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The others are Moses Akena, a Supervisor in charge of the ongoing National Identity card enrollment exercise in Abwoc-Olil parish and his counterpart in charge of Amokoge parish and Denis Okwir, a special police constable.

Joel Agabi, the Former Lira District Uganda People’s Congress chairperson and three others are in trouble for alleged theft of a laptop in the National Identity Card enrollment exercise. The others are Moses Akena, a Supervisor in charge of the ongoing National Identity card enrollment exercise in Abwoc-Olil parish and his counterpart in charge of Amokoge parish and Denis Okwir, a special police constable.
 
The four were picked up on Wednesday and detained at Lira Central Police station on charges of theft vide police fire number CRB 2221/2014.  The laptop went missing on July 11th 2014 while being charged at Agabi’s home in Amach trading center.
 
However, in his statement Agabi claims that unidentified thugs broke into his house and made off with the laptop, two mobile phones that were also on charge and his motor cycle. According to Agabi, there was no way he turn around to steal the laptop since the enrollment officers have been charging their gadgets at his home for the past two months.
 
Manshur Suwed, the central North Regional Spokesperson says the suspects were picked up to help police investigations into the disappearance of the laptop. He says the suspects face charges of theft of government stores and shall be produced in court anytime.

This is the first case of theft involving in equipment for the national identity card registration exercise in Lira district since the exercise was launched over two months ago.

 

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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.