By PATRICK JARAMOGI
MALABA, Uganda!SHIFTMEDIA! A combined force of security has launched a manhunt for Paul Sande Emolot, aka P S Emolot, the former Prime Minister of the Iteso Cultural Union(ICU).
The Tororo businessman, who also doubles as the Iteso Chair, Papa Eicolong is wanted by police over attempted murder.
According to police reports, Paul Sande Emolot intercepted a one Richard Otabong as he drove from Malaba to his ancestral home in Usukuru, in Tororo in the wee hours of Wednesday.
For starters, Otabong, was the campaign Manager for Okea John (NRM) the just elected Tororo District Local Government Chairperson. Okea won the hotly contested elections beating the former chairperson Emmanuel Osuuna with a wide margin.
Otabong who owns scores of rentals in Malaba Town Council was driving in his Silver Toyota Premio Registration Number UAZ 977H when he was intercepted by Emolot.
“I was heading to check on a sick child in Usukuru in the morning when Emolot intercepted. He shot at my car window before I managed to speed off to police,” said the shaken Otabong.
Otabong who was not hurt, but terribly scared for life reported the matter at Central Police Station and recorded a statement.
We are yet to confirm reports that the DPC Tororo Chebene Rogers “feared” to order arrest of the wealthy businessman before the intervention of the Inspector General of Police John Martins Okoth Ochola.
The DPC confirmed that the hunt is on for Paul Sande Emolot over attempted murder charges. He however appealed to all warring parties to remain calm, observe peace and live in harmony as brothers and sisters.
The geographical location of PS Emolot weren’t known by the time we went to press though eyewitnesses across the border revealed that he crossed into neighboring Kenya. The flamboyant businessman who drives cars with personalized number plate PS Emolot is not new to controversies.
The attacks on Otabong come at a time of heightened tensions as voters cast their votes to select the Malaba Town Council Mayor under very volatile situation.
Meanwhile teargas rocked Rubongi Sub County in Tororo as police battled with errant voters in Panyangasi and Agola villages.
Reports indicate that some drunk people nearby Panyangasi polling station A and B tried to cause mayhem, prompting police to disperse them using teargas.