Two Held Over Vehicle Theft in Lira

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David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson, says the suspects were intercepted in Pallisa on Monday.

Lira Police are holding two people in connection to theft of the vehicle belonging to the Lira Municipal council speaker, Bosco Ogwal.  The suspects are Charles Okello and Dora Atim, both residents of Lira Municipality.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson, says the suspects were intercepted in Pallisa on Monday. They are said to have robbed Ogwal's vehicle registration number UAP 286/J from the Lira Mayor's garden on Sunday where it was parked during the trade fare.
 
Police believe the suspects trailed their victim before making off with his vehicle. Mudong says they have opened a case of vehicle theft against the suspects at Lira Central Police Station vide CRB 1843/2018. He says they have parked the recovered vehicle at Lira Police Station as exhibit.
 
According to Mudong, the suspects were found in possession of a yellow and black handle hammer, a pair of pliers, ring spanner, 4 improvised screw drivers, 12 improvised master keys and 2 Ignition Keys.
 
Early this year, unidentified thugs stole a vehicle belonging to Roy Odur Ogwal, a resident of Lira town. Police recovered the vehicle at Adwoki trading center in Dokolo district enroute to Kenya.

 

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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.