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Odonga Otto Drags Akol to Police for Assault

Aruu County Member of Parliament Hon Odonga Otto has filed a police case against his Kilak North counterpart, Hon Anthony Akol following a brawl that left the former injured.

Odonga Otto in the police complaint, says he was punched by Akol at around 3pm on Thursday in the parliament lobby, just after the house plenary resumed.

Akol is said to have confronted Hon Odonga, asking why he was de-campaigning him back in his constituency.

Otto over the weekend, reportedly told Kilak voters not to vote Akol because he sold their contested land to Government.

During the Thursday altercation in parliament, Otto maintained the land sale accusations, while Akol insisted the land he sold belonged to him and not the community.

In the heat of the moment, Otto says, Akol punched him in the face, and had to be rushed to Nakasero Hospital for treatment.

The Aruu MP says he never fought back for fear of grave injury.

“Hon Akol is massive. These are the people who live near the park, they eat game meat. If I allowed him to land (a punch) on my head, I would probably have a concussion,” he said.

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However, Akol told journalists yesterday that he only slapped Otto in self-defence.

“He abused me and kicked me knee, so I returned a slap in self-defence,” he said.

“I didn’t box him; I am heavy weight. If I did, Odonga Otoo would be down. He just picked a chair and wanted to hit me with it, and members came and stopped it.”

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