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KITGUM: Residents Petition RDC over Brutal Arrests by Police

About 200 residents of Labongo Amida Sub County in Kitgum District on have stormed the office of RDC Kitgum district over what they referred to “continuous brutal arrest” and detention of some of their members by police in the area.

The locals argue that the manner in which Police are executing their duty is inhumane especially when carrying out arrests.

The Labongo Amida sub county chairman, Mr Wilfred Nyeko who accompanied the protestors said it very difficult to find men of Bipong village in their homes at night for fear of being arrested.

“Most men nowadays sleep in the bush. This is bringing the memory of the Lord Resistance Army brutalities and atrocities,’’ he said.

The residents threatened to stage nude protests and camp at the office of the RDC Kitgum once their demand are not met.

Mr Christopher Omara, the RDC Kitgum, said investigations will be carried out to find out exactly what transpired.

“I have been receiving reports about the arrest going in Bipong village. But give me some time I get to the ground to establish the truth,’’ he said.

However, the OC CID Kitgum district, Mr Robert Oken, refuted the claim that brutal arrests have been ongoing in the area.

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