Four people arrested for fighting over NRM money in Kole

Posted: 2020-12-18T10:25:52Z
Four people arrested for fighting over NRM money in Kole

Officers at Kole Central Police Station has in custody four people including the Chairperson LCI of Abuge Village, Ayer Sub County in Kole District for reportedly stirring locals to fight for money disbursed by National Resistance Movement -NRM party to their village.

Kole District Police Commander, David Otabong identified the suspects as; Richard Odongo Sala, Chairperson LCI of Abuge village, Jimmy Abanya, Abel Ojwiny and Collin Amolo, all residents of Abuge village, Abur Parish, Ayer Sub County in Kole District, who were all arrested on Friday morning.

According to eye witnesses, the arrest followed a dramatic incident where locals engaged in a physical fight for Money disbursed by the NRM party to the village as facilitation to the voters. 

The ruling NRM party disbursed shillings 350,000 across 70,626 villages in the country meant to facilitate voters ahead of the 2021 general polls.

However, it is alleged that the 5000 shillings notes that were to be given out in Abuge Village, were torn while the National ID for some people in attendance were misplaced during the scuffle between the party leaders and voters.

According to Quinto Odongo Enabo, the NRM party Village chairperson of Abuge village says he is not aware of the incident, while Sarophine Odoc, the NRM party administrative secretary for Kole district says he had not yet received any formal communication about the incident but adds that such an incident is normal.

Kole DPC Otabong says the suspects will be charged with inciting violence once investigations are complete and urged the public to desist from fueling conflicts and adhere to rules and regulations adding that whoever contravenes the rules shall be dealt with according to the law.