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Men in police uniform raid Bukedea LCV candidate’s house steal Shs162m

Man Jose Kayima

Men dressed in Police uniform raided the house of one of the candidates in the race for Bukedea District LCV chairperson and stole Shs126M, nomination papers and other electoral items.

The LCV aspirant identified as David Steven Omagor’s nomination papers were allegedly stolen on Sunday night in a raid at his residence in Emokori Ward, Bukedea Town Council.

Omagor was intent on sleeping in the area ahead of his nomination scheduled for 9:30am on Monday, ahead of a local by-election.

According to Omagor, people dressed in police uniform raided the house he was in at midnight and searched the whole house where they managed to make off with his documents comprising of his academic papers, the nomination forms and voter endorsement signatures.

He also revealed that they took away Shs162 million campaign money and arrested his aide Zadok Ariong who is currently detained, Omagor claimed.

“The attackers were wearing police uniform and even the boy they arrested has been detained at Bukedea Central Police Station.”

“Money worth Shs20 million belonging to the wife to the owner of the house I lodged in was also taken along with my $2,300 executive wristwatch,” he said as quoted by Daily Monitor

Omagor told this reporter that he managed to evade the alleged attackers by disguising as a woman before he hid under the bed.

Meanwhile, the theft of the electoral items was likely to make Omagor miss out on nomination due to an unprecedented delay.

Six candidates picked forms in a contest to replace fallen district chairman Moses Olemukan with the by-election scheduled for June 14th.

Nomination for candidates in the by-election started were due starting Monday with Omagor, Lokwiisk Tychicus Ebukalin and NRM flag bearer Mary Akol.

The other candidates in the race include Pius Edekeny [independent], Paul Okiria [National Unity Platform] and Oita Sam Odeke [Forum for Democratic Change] who are expected to be nominated on Tuesday.

Oscar Ageca, the East Kyoga police spokesperson confirmed that they have launched an investigation into an incident in which Omagor lost his property through a night raid.

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