Aswa River Police: Prof. Latigo Safe

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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says the accident occurred at around 3:30pm on Wednesday in Adak village in Lumule along Kalongo- Kitgum Matidi road.

Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo, the Agago North County Member of Parliament is safe following a motor accident in Kitgum district, according to Aswa River Region Police. 

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says the accident occurred at around 3:30pm on Wednesday in Adak village in Lumule along Kalongo- Kitgum Matidi road. 

 
He says the legislator was being driven in his black Toyota Harrier registration number UBC 035A by his driver, Cipriano Humphrey Menya when the vehicle veered off the road and overturned. 

According to Okema, although the exact cause of the accident is unknown, they can't rule out speeding.  Latigo's wrecked car is packed at Kitgum Central Police Station.

URN was unable to reach Prof. Latigo as our calls to his cellphone went without reply. But Judith Franka Akello, the Agago district Woman Member of Parliament confirmed to URN that Prof. Latigo is fine.

 
This is the fourth time Prof. Latigo is involved in a motor accident. On October 11, 2009 Prof. Latogo survived an accident in Bweyale trading center in Kiryandongo district when his Land cruiser vehicle registration number UG 0173H collided head-on with a bus belonging to Mewa Bus Company.
 

His driver, Sam Tabu Onyenya and a woman identified as Innocent Awor died on the spot. In January 2011, Prof. Latigo was involved in another motor accident on the same Kampala-Gulu Highway in Kiryandongo.
 

He was returning from his constituency when his car knocked dead a pedal cyclist.  He was again involved in another accident on January 30, 2018 after a vehicle registration number UAV 269K he was travelling in rammed into a numberless trailer parked along Kampala Highway in Kakooge, Luwero District.
 

Other MPs Involved in Recent Motor Road Accidents
 

Kitgum Municipality MP, Beatrice Atim Anywar was involved in a road accident on March 2, 2017 at Labayango, Paloga Sub-County in Lamwo district while returning from the funeral of Mike Ocab, the late husband to Gulu Woman MP and Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ocan.


On May 30, 2018, Erute North County Member of Parliament, Charles Angiro Gutomoi was also involved in a motor accident in Kiryandongo near Karuma Bridge. 

On Jun 4, 2018, Oscar Omony Otema, the Northern Youth MP was also involved in an accident in Idobo Village, Bobi Sub County in Omoro district along Gulu- Kampala Highway.

 
His car UAW 260Q collided with a double cabin vehicle registration No UAR 436Y belonging to Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA. On December 28th, 2018, Samuel Odongo Otto, the Aruu South County Member of Parliament was also involved in an accident at Katuugo in Nakasongola district. 

His Prado UBA 832S hit a trailer registration number UAV 837J/UAD 991Q that had overturned in the middle of the road.