MP Odonga Otto Camps at Masindi Police with Mattress

Aruu County MP Odonga Otyo says he will not leave Masindi Police until his colleague Gilbert Olanya is released.

Aruu county Member of Parliament, recipe Samuel Odonga Otto has camped at Masindi Central Police Station with his mattress vowing to sleep there until his incarcerated colleague Hon Gilbert Olanya is released.

Otto stormed Masindi CPS on Wednesday together with Gulu Municipality MP, Christopher Acire to secure the release of Oulanya who was arrested on Monday from Parabongo Sub County in Amuru district.

Mr. Olanya who represents the people of Kilak County at Parliament was apprehended over the contentious Apaa land where the army and the police have allegedly taken control.

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Oulanya was picked for inciting violence and immediately whisked to Masindi where has been detained for three days now.

On their arrival at Masindi CPS on Monday Otto and Achire asked the police authorities to explain why the legislator is being kept beyond the constitutionally mandated 48 hours without trial.

According to Otto, police ignored their query and instead threatened them with arrest if they insisted on the release of their colleague.

On hearing the police threats, Otto who has done a few unimaginable things including breaking the Parliaments door, walked straight to the nearby shops and purchased a two- inch mattress.  He carried his mattress on foot to the police station and said he would rather spend a night there.

“I have just bought a mattress at 45000, I will be sleeping at police ….. I have been threatened with arrest so be it …for my mother’s land.” Otto said in a social media message with the pictures of his mattress on his head.

The land in question is said to have been taken by an investor and the occupants have since been asked to leave.

The ministers of Internal Affairs, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima and that of Land Daudi Migereko were embarrassed on the same land few months ago when charged elderly women undressed and started rolling in front of them. The ministers and their guards who were all men had to helplessly withdraw from the area.






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