Nwoya NRM Boss Arrested Over Campaign Money
Police in Nwoya have arrested the NRM presidential task force head on allegation of swindling over 20 million shillings meant to carry out mobilization for the party in the district.
Alpha Owiny was arrested yesterday after the NRM district executive committee for Nwoya said they were unsatisfied with accountability for 49 million shillings he allegedly received. Owiny is said to have only provided accountability for 23 million shillings.
Justine Odong Ajaji, the NRM publicity secretary for Nwoya said Owiny was found with 29 million shillings after the arrest.
Ajaji said as a result Nwoya could not kick off the mass mobilization which was slate to begin today (Tuesday).
The NRM Nwoya task force is reported to have received 41 million shillings for mobilization.
When contacted on phone, NRM Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong said and also Nwoya Member of Parliament said:
“So we want him [Alpha Owiny] investigated but our priority is that he should release the other part of the money,’’ Todwong said.
Nwoya Police Community lesions officer, Emily Afoyocan confirmed the arrest of Owiny and said he will be charged with theft.