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Over UGX 2.7m collected from motorists defying SOPs in Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in North Kyoga region have collected 2,780,000 million Shillings from motorists defying COVID-19 standard operating procedures in Lango sub region in one week. The money has been collected through fines from boda- boda riders and drivers caught operating beyond curfew hours as well as …

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UPDF solider arrested in possession of ivory

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Oyam have arrested a UPDF soldier Jimmy Obong who was found in possession of ivory. Obong who is attached to 409 brigade in Arua district was arrested on Thursday following a tip off by concerned residents. The UPDF soldier was riding a motorcycle …

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Police officer, civilian arrested orchestrating gun sale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer and a civilian have been arrested in Lira district in possession of an illegal firearm they were trying to sell. Emmanuel Onyanga, a PPC no_71630 attached to Bugweri police station and Isaac Ocaka, 30-years old, a peasant of Teduka cell, Aduku …

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97 arrested for flouting curfew in Lira city

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 97 people mostly youths were on Friday night in Lira city arrested for flouting the night-time curfew. The suspects were arrested from bars, restaurants, joints and pubs. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson says that they will screen the suspects before charging …

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One Killed, 8 critically injured in Lira road accident

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been confirmed dead and eight others critically injured following a deadly accident along Lira-Kitgum road. The deceased has been identified as Mary Grace Atala, 62, a resident of Barojwing in Acelela ward in Agweng town council in Lira district. She breathed her last …

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One dead, scores injured in YY bus accident

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been confirmed dead and several others injured in a road accident involving a YY bus along the Lira-Kamudini highway. The Isuzu bus registration number UBE 407K travelling from Kampala to Lira is said to have hit a pothole and lost control before over …

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Kitgum CCTV cameras non-functional, a year after installation

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Several Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Kitgum Municipality have remained nonfunctional, one year after they were installed. The cameras were installed as part of a countrywide security plan following a presidential directive as a measure to help curb urban crimes and heighten security in …

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Two presumed dead as fuel truck plunges into Karuma falls

Traffic on Karuma bridge along Kampala-Gulu highway is controlled for safety following an accident Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people are feared dead after a speeding fuel truck en-route to Kampala on Saturday lost control at Karuma bridge and plunged into the fast moving falls. The tanker, registration number UAS …

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Gulu police constable arrested over missing gun

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Gulu city are holding one their own over a serious matter of a missing sub-machine gun. Police Constable Peter Akena, a bodyguard attached to the Gulu City West Division Member of Parliament-elect and outgoing Gulu district LC 5 chairperson, Martin Ojara Mapenduzi lost …

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Kitgum police boss in trouble over illegal logging

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lamwo police are holding one of their own for his alleged involvement in illegal logging. Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson identifies the suspect as Julius Mpande, the Officer in Charge of Operations at Kitgum central police station. He is locked up …

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