Amuru NRM Chairman Released on Police Bond

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Opo-Lacen is battling charges of stealing five cows from Fred Mwesigwa, a livestock farmer in Amuru district. His trouble stems from an incident in which he is accused of intercepting the farmer along the way to Anaka Sub County in Nwoya district.

Richard Opo-Lacen, the Amuru district National Resistance Movement -NRM party chairperson has been released on police bond.

Opo-Lacen, was last week charged of stealing five cows from Fred Mwesigwa, a livestock farmer in Amuru district. His trouble stems from an incident in which he is accused of intercepting Mwesigwa along the way to Anaka Sub County in Nwoya district.

Aswa River region police spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema, says Police intercepted Opo-Lacen on Saturday attempting to transport the animals to an abattoir in Gulu Town for sale.

According to Okema, Mwesigwa recorded a statement, noting that Opo-Lacen and others still at large accused him of illegally keeping the animals in Amuru district against government regulation.

Opo-Lacen who served as LC3 Chairperson of Amuru Town Council is no stranger to controversy. In 2013, he was arrested for defiling a minor.