MP hit in face with brick over age limit, injured

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The Member of Parliament for Kioga County is nursing wounds sustained in a fracas that ensued during his consultation meeting on Age Limit.

Anthony Okello alias Tango had organised a consultation meeting at Muntu Sub County, Amolatar District on Saturday afternoon.

The meeting that started at 1:00pm took a sudden twist when the legislator arrived a few minutes after the hour, residents who had red kerchiefs started demanding for the whereabouts of Doreen Amule, their Woman MP whom they accused of betraying their trust by supporting a move by the ruling NRM party to remove the presidential age limits from the constitution.

The residents also accused Okello of traversing the district arm in arm with Doreen Amule to bribe locals to support the age limit removal. They then started hurling stones and sticks.

Efforts by Okello to make his speech collapsed as the angry residents did not relinquish, they demanded that he produces Amule to them for a beating as well.

Okello was saved by police who whisked him away to the sub county offices.

However, the angry residents followed the MP and started throwing stones at the offices smashing the window glasses in the process.

Police intervened and fired several bullets in the air to scare the residents in vain.

As the police tried to rush  the MP into his car, he was hit in the face with a brick. He sustained injuries on the nose, mouth and forehead. However, police managed to speed off with him to Amolatar Health Center Four where he received treatment. He later went to police to register a criminal case against the perpetrators.

In his statement recorded at Amolatar Central Police Station under SD reference 23/04/21/17, Okello pointed out five people he accused of masterminding the attack on him. They include; a Lira based advocate, Moses Okot B' tek Junior, Amolatar District vice chairman, Geoffrey Ocen, Sam Onyanga, Muntu sub county councillor, Tonny Otanga, former LC 3 chairman of Agikdak sub county and Solomon Odongo.

 

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