MP, Gilbert Olanya Appears before CID, Wants Gen. Moses Ali Summon

Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya was Tuesday grilled for over three hours by the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on the recent conflicts that erupted in Apaa, in Amuru district, leaving over 10 people dead.

In company of his lawyer, Nicolas Opiyo, Olanya recorded a statement at the CIID offices in Nakawa.

Afterwards, he spoke to reporters and bitterly complained about the manner in which the police are investigating the matter.

Olanya said the investigations currently seem to be concentrated on the victims rather than the perpetrators of the conflicts.

“The perpetrators and those who killed must be investigated and brought to book. We are wondering why police is taking this long to investigate these people yet we have provided them with enough information,” Olanya said.

He point out that nearly a month since the attacks, no one has been arrested, which he said has kept the people in the region under fear.

“The first interrogation is on those who suffered; we are wondering why they are commencing investigations from the Acholi leaders yet the perpetrators are from Adjumani.”

The conflicts in Apaa saw Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali being accused of masterminding the conflicts.

Olanya now wants Gen Ali probed as well.

“Calling me before summoning Gen. Moses Ali is not okay. They should have started with him because he is the first suspect; when asked whether he would be summoned, the officer wasn’t clear but told me that they were concentrating on carrying out investigations on Apaa and Amuru regions.”

Gen. Moses Ali has on several occasions refuted allegations that he was involved in the Apaa clashes that started early this year over demarcation of a border between Amuru and Adjumani districts.

The general has maintained that the clashes mainly between the Madi and Acholi people in Northern Uganda were not tribal but somewhat political accusing some political leaders for inciting the conflicts.

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