Police hunts red ribbon youth who stoned MPs Amule, Okello

Kioga MP Okello Tango

Amolatar District woman MP, Doreen Amule, checked in at Amolatar health centre IV over the weekend and got treatment after an angry mob reportedly attempted to lynch her for promoting presidential age limit removal.

They had earlier tried to lynch her during the celebrations to mark Uganda’s 55th Independence anniversary in Amolatar.

On Friday, they once more cornered her at Aweaiwot Primary School and threw stones at her despite the heavy police security.

She was hit several times in the face with bricks and sustained injuries on the nose, mouth and forehead.

After receiving treatment, Amule recorded a statement at Amolatar Central Police Station.

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Her Kioga County counterpart Anthony Okello Tango was also rescued by police which fired live bullets and teargas at irate voters who stoned him at Muntu Sub-County headquarters.

One of the irate voters stoned the MP on the head injuring him. He was also rushed to the health centre for treatment.

Afterwards, Tango lodged an assault case at Amolatar Central Police Station against five people under file reference 23/04/11/2017.

He accuses the LC5 vice chairperson of Amolatar District, Geoffrey Ocen, former LC3 chairman of Adikdak Sub-County, Tommy Otanga, the LC5 councillors representing Agikdak and Muntu sub counties, Solomon Odongo and Sam Onyang and a one Moses Junior Okot, of being behind his attack.

Two of the suspects have already been interrogated at Amolatar Central Police Station.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kioga region police spokesperson, says they have received information that the rowdy crowd were acting under the influence of alcohol.

He said the alcohol was supplied to them during an illegal meeting convened by some individuals and politicians at Odiak trading center in order to go and disrupt the event. Police has started investigations into the matter.