Crime

ARUA POLICE ON SPOT OVER MISSING LORRY PARTS

By Moses Alinda

ARUA: Arua police are on spot over the missing parts in the Arua City BodaBoda lorry.

According to El Muhammad Salim Mawa the chairperson Arua BodaBoda Association, the lorry registration number UBH 475 V which was given to bodaboda riders as presidential pledge was in garage in December 2021 and they got romours that the lorry was to be sold in Democratic Republic of Congo.

On orders of ISO general Taban Amin, the lorry was brought to Arua Central Police Station for safe custody in January 2022.

The lorry has been in hands of the police for six month however on Wednesday after the BodaBoda leadership had contacted the office of the president over the matter, the vehicle was to be handed over to the BodaBoda leadership only to find some parts including the battery missing.

The Deputy Resident City Commission Achile Twaib said the office of the ISO should take over the vehicle issues since it was impounded on the orders of the ISO.

‘’The office of the ISO should take over the vehicle issues since it was impounded on the orders of the ISO,’’ said Twaib.

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However David Drici, the regional ISO said impounding was done on orders and parked at the police station where the parts were stolen from.

‘’The impounding was done on orders and parked at the police station where the parts were stolen from,’’ David distanced himself.

The Arua Resident City Commissioner Alice Akello said she was not aware of the development.

She says the office of the president called her to inform her about the issues concerning the vehicle where by the also called the division police commander over the same issue.

‘’I’m not not aware of the development, I was called about the issues concerning the vehicle and also called the division police commander over the same issue,’’ she disclosed.

Akello appealed to the public to always report such issues to her office since she represents the president.

However Jude Nasucha the division police commander distanced police from the saga that had happened.

Nasucha said it is true they are the ones who impounded the vehicle but police have not taken part in removing the missing parts.

‘’It is true we impounded the vehicle but police have not taken part in removing the missing parts,’’ said Nasucha.

The lorry was handed over to the BodaBoda leadership with other parts missing.

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